[Realpoetik] GREGG MURRAY

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Sun May 19 15:52:40 PDT 2013


Try as I may, try as I might,
halve this wish, bend oblique,
in tact, alight. Perched, the

murders of lampblack bust
in the foreground. Shadows
snip the narrows behind me,

valleys gallow below
in pernicious expanse. Eyes
blank, without atom, flanked

by turgid memory. In profile
I am more massive, marble
blue, vague ode to a windless

plain, to the banality
of contemplation, due
diligence, to you, my cryptic


*Gregg Murray* is an assistant professor of English at Georgia Perimeter
College. His most recent poems can be read in *Horse Less Review,* *[PANK]*,
*Ayris, *and *Word For/ Word*. Please visit his
website<http://gregorykirkmurray.com>for more information, including
links to other published poems, essays,
reviews, and scholarship. <http://gregorykirkmurray.com/>

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