Lizz Murphy is an Irish-Australian award winning poet with twelve poetry and anthology titles. Her recent poetry can also be found in journals including Abridged Online (Ire), Aesthetica (UK), Australian Love Poems (Inkerman & Blunt), Cordite, Rabbit, Right Now: Australian Human Rights, Shot Glass (US), Under the Basho (US), The Wonder Book of Poetry. She was Highly Commended in the 2013 Blake Poetry Prize.
The Sky Bled
As I drove home the sky bled for me A blue tinge
scraping through dusk gun metal clouds forming
into long rolls Between each layer a blood red
score a lit fuse I still feel in my body
In the blue of her bathroom a girl with a blade edge against the inside of her forearm where the skin is finest her held breath the raspberry ripple the release she feels in her mute body