June 20, 2021 by The Citron Review
by Erin Murphy
Quixote charging vicious windmills.
Prince Charming and his glass slipper
mission. A widower sweeping the beach
for treasure left behind by tourists
or the tide. Water seeking its own level.
My friend who found his birth mother
three weeks before she died.
Erin Murphy’s eighth book of poems, Human Resources, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Southern Poetry Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her awards include The Normal School Poetry Prize, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, and a Best of the Net award. She is Professor of English at Penn State Altoona and serves as Poetry Editor of The Summerset Review. Website: erin-murphy.com