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Gerry Murphy in Southword Journal

Gerry Murphy was born in Cork in 1952 where he still lives. His latest collections of original work are End of Part One – New & Selected Poems (Dedalus Press 2006) and My Flirtation with International Socialism (Dedalus Press 2010).

 

 

 

 

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Self-Portrait on a Christmas Morning

 

 

The boy goes patter-pat

down the chilly stairs,

his six-year-old heart

thumping in his chest.

Agog to discover

if Santa has left

that hoped-for gift

beneath the tree.

To find a cold bare parlour,

a childless old man

staring back at him

from the hallway mirror,

a clock ticking loudly

through the empty house.

 

 

©2012 Gerry Murphy

 

 

 

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