An Clár Nuachta Deireanach

níl aon rud fágtha le rá
tá crainn fearnóige agus fuinseoige ar lasadh cosúil le leideanna toitíní
ansin tá sneachta
ansin tá ciúnas taobh thiar den sneachta

The Last Newscast

there is nothing left to say
there are alder and ash lit like tips of cigarettes
then there is snow
then there is a silence behind the snow

A former carpenter, Dan Murphy teaches at Boston University and Emmanuel College. He recently served as Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Academy. His poems have appeared in Sugar House Review, TAB, The Summerset Review, The Adirondack Review, Slipstream,, Rust + Moth, The Dodge, and elsewhere. His debut collection, Estate Sale, was named a finalist for the 2022 Barry Spacks Prize at Gunpowder Press.

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