Writers Showcase

Molly Murray

Chronic Warrior

No sound
but the high pitch wing of the bare
bow string

a caesura
in the song, wire taut to detonate
with pain.

Air tense
with impending doom, approaching
battle

the clash
imminent, my cells a string of nerves,
my body

a battleground
of forces that the medical field and I
don’t understand.

Molly Murray is the author of Today, She Is (Wipf & Stock, 2014) and the Outdoor Editor of Panorama: the Journal of Intelligent Travel. Her work has appeared in places including Litro, Ruminate, Third Wednesday, The Wayfarer, The Windhover, and The Curlew, and one of her poems was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart prize. She posts about mindfulness and creativity on her Instagram page: http://instagram.com/exlibrismollymurray…. You can see more of her work on her website, http://hellomissdiagnosis.com.