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SHJ Issue 8
Fall 2013

The Moral of This Story Is

by G. Murray Thomas

My parents were fiercely anti-war,
but one Christmas they relented
and bought me a toy gun.

The very next day
I busted it
over my brother’s head.



SHJ Issue 8
Fall 2013

G. Murray Thomas

has been an active part of the SoCal poetry scene for over 20 years. He has performed throughout the L.A. area and beyond. His most recent book of poetry is My Kidney Just Arrived, published by Tebot Bach in 2011.

For more information, visit his website:

“...we have been born here to witness and celebrate. We wonder at our purpose for living. Our purpose
is to perceive the fantastic. Why have a universe if there is no audience?” — Ray Bradbury