I am the 401

i am an amish mennonite
car hanging in a tree
straw hat
green lights in the grass
emergency lights flashing
from a horse with
blinders on a 4 lane
course
asking for simple answers
in convolution
cell phone radar
picking out the horseshoe
tracks beside
the upset transport
cargo of eggs
uncrack’d
pigs ready for the
slaughter
and myself in
this simple suit
black, grey shirt buttoned
ready to dust off
my pants
and start walking
the side roads
again

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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