The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Mark Murphy: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Mark Murphy (UK/Ireland)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 45






Liberty, Equality, Fraternity


for Lefty Caligari


What are we fighting for, Lefty? Why do we struggle

when they continue to rob us

of our livelihoods, put our windows through,

kill our dogs,

kick up dirt in our faces? What of the revolution, old friend?


We have learned well, both morally and spiritually -

(over the intervening decades) 'friendship' is where it's at,

beyond all governments and any pronouncements

on high,

beyond all hate and evil deeds, biologically, chemically

            and atomically.

About the Poet

Mark A. Murphy’s first full length collection, Night-watch Man & Muse was published in November 2013 from Salmon Poetry (Eire). Murphy’s poems have been published in over 100 magazines and ezines in 17 different countries worldwide.

Image: 'Assisted Descent' by Michael Coghlan.