My fiancée informs me that I snore
now: either comfortable enough to tell
the truth, or else a commentary on my own
contentment. Our unconscious understands
and steers us with its own somnolent wisdom.
But wouldn't it have seemed more sensible
to have been snoring all those other nights,
when the only thing that ever got into my bed
was an exhilarating dream: someone beside me
to break that onerous silence by sharing it?
Sean Murphy has been publishing fiction, reviews (of music, movie, book, food), and essays on the technology industry for almost twenty years. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes and AdAge. In addition, he's an associate editor at The Weeklings, where he contributes a monthly column. He writes regularly for PopMatters, and his work has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, The Good Men Project, All About Jazz, AlterNet, Web Del Sol, Elephant Journal, Punchnel's and Northern Virginia Magazine. His best-selling memoir PLEASE TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE was released in 2013. His debut novel NOT TO MENTION A NICE LIFE was published in June 2015. MURPHY'S LAW VOL ONE is his first collection of non-fiction. To learn more about Sean Murphy's writing and to check his events schedule, please visit http://seanmurphy.net/