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Proof of Life by T.L. Murphy

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Proof of Life

by T.L. Murphy

In her story, there were no heroes and no one died. The sky stayed in the sky.

The hunter slept in. The witch forgot the spell. Even the wolf decided not to show.

It was just an ordinary day.

She found herself alone – looking at her skin, the skin that would be the same skin when she grew old.

This was not the story she had meant to tell. But when asked about truth she had no choice.

She hiked up her skirt and showed us, squeezing her knee into a pink wrinkle.

“See”, she said, “there it is.”

About the author

T.L. Murphy is the Poet Laureate of Canmore, Alberta.  He has published poetry and short fiction in Freefall, Wax, Light Journal of Poetry and Photography, Grain, The Antigonish Review, The Eckerd Review, Blue Sky Poetry, geist.com, Migratory Words volumes 3, 4 & 5, Poetic Imaginations, Occupy, and Poetry Hall.  He is a spoken-word performance artist and author of the chapbook “Up Cape Fear” available at Lulu.com.  His collection “100 Words, 100 Stories” is forthcoming. See more of T.L. Murphy’s work at https://tlmurphypoetry.wordpress.com

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