Elements of Salvation

by Jim Murdoch

God saved Noah’s family
       from the waters
and He spared the three Hebrews
       from the furnace
and the young man Eutychus
       from the night air:
why not save this son of Man
       from himself?

Jim Murdoch has been writing poetry for fifty years and has graced the pages of many now-defunct magazines and a few, like Ink, Sweat and TearsThe Lake and Eclectica, that are still hanging on in there. For ten years he ran the literary blog The Truth About Lies but now lives quietly in Scotland with his wife and (increasingly) next door’s cat. He has published two books of poetry, a short story collection and four novels.

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