Two Ontario Canadians

Shorty Jenkins +
Don Baker
both
caretakers
of
ice and
water

‘ a puck doesn’t kn
ow its a pu
ck, but a
rock sure
does’

‘fish are color blind
any good lure
will
catch
’em’

and i sit there

tape recorder going
pink hat +
foam
chair
behind store
counter

I drive
thru
into stage
coach valley
cutting into oak
hill
s
with swallowed mind

I will
write both men down
10 years apart
80
each in
their own days
wondering
if Ontario
will
remember either
or just
Trenton
or
not even
Napanee
lost
to
native Canada
and the
new social
media outlet
outhouse
lifestyle

Shorty Jenkins
+
Don Baker
the
afternoon
caught
in a
winter drive
home
neither knowing either
myself
not
knowing me.

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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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