David Murphy lives in Olympia, Washington, and he works as a Bilingual Education Program Supervisor for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which is the state education department. He works with the English Language Learners’ program. He has previously worked in Afghanistan as a World Bank contractor, in Saudi Arabia for King Saud University, and in Mexico as an English Language Fellow. His work has been published in Fourth River and Touchstone.
Endless blue: water speared by luminous scales of fish blue;
shoreline women stating fashion, blue silk against brown skin;
and the wiry blue line on the fishing reel: long-sleeve, thin
white shirt, rod held swaying over water on a cobalt night.