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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Mark A. Murphy's first full length collection, Night-watch Man & Muse was published by Salmon Poetry in 2013. His next full length collection, Night Wanderer's Plea is now pending from Waterloo Press.

Mark A. Murphy

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Turn the timepiece on its head. Watch
time the great enabler,
allowing the harvest of innocence.
A timely kiss, a timely prayer
offering a way in, demanding
a way out of one romantic timeline
(many lifetimes)
in favour of an older, timeless romance.

Turn the hourglass on its head. Watch
the woman and the girl
(you fell in love with)
running home late, not out of time
for future time is what she dreams –
time wise, but not time weary
synchronising the local time on her wrist
with the Greenwich Mean Time on her phone.