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Boats Are in My Blood

04.13.18 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Damselfish of Hope” (March 2018). Boats Are in My Blood By Murray Dunlap Boats are in my blood An ebbing tide drifts out Pulling me with it Shipbuilding gave our start Motors propelled the family Then the war led us astray But a Sunfish brought […]


The Damselfish of Hope

03.13.18 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “Forward We March” (January 2018).  The Damselfish of Hope By Murray Dunlap A fish, new in these shallows Darts behind black stone An outcropping of pain The Damselfish of hope The time to heal Eases into saltwater swells The need for hope Swims in as faith […]


Forward We March

01.21.18 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “Another Birthday” (December 2017) Forward We March By Murray Dunlap Entrenched in brain cells We of the traumatic kind Our lives, nearly over Refocus in spare language Lost in translation But forward we march Endemic energies of another dimension Most see no purpose But march on, […]


Another Birthday

12.19.17 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “Sublime” (November 2017) Another Birthday By Murray Dunlap In light of it all, I solve a puzzle I redefine ‘good’ In spite of it all, I solve another puzzle And while still crying, I smile The satisfaction of recovery Is balanced with growth From an ugly […]


Sublime

11.13.17 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Fallows” (October 2017) Sublime By Murray Dunlap The task of the day: paint a fence Simple but needed, an obligatory task Sanding, you stop to think You can do this: you are alive You are standing straight With a stroke of a brush, it is […]


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