The Closure of Forgiveness by Christina Murphy

The spirit’s recovered body,

mending grief from dust to dust,

mediated by destinations and layered visions

resembling the whole / fragmented

and the fragmented  / whole

in points of duration-less time


In the anonymity of lost identity,

we call to you, Andromeda;

rescue the falling and the failing,

hold us in the armor of halos

and saintly poses disembodied from the flesh;

find for us comfort in the ritual of

blue infinities and cloud-hands folded in prayer


From your rock tower, speak with compassion

of loneliness adrift in union and isolation,

and of lifelines lost or tenuously found;

help us climb from grief to hear your words—



calling to all—

to invite / besiege the closure of forgiveness

for the mind’s solace and the heart’s redemption



Christina Murphy’s poetry is about consciousness as subjective awareness, and her work appears in a range of journals and anthologies including PANKHermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, and Dali’s Love Child and most recently the anthology Let the Sea Find Its Edges. Her work has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net anthology.


2 thoughts on “The Closure of Forgiveness by Christina Murphy

  1. a through and through wonderful poem as it beautifully trails along the borders of abstract qualities of “forgiveness”, “grief”, “solace” yet placing these celestially and inframentally within the netherthere and etherthere of andromeda and terrestrial dwellings, cyclic disc dynamics and other mystic realms.

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