don’t need your sidewalk

gonna drive to the tree
to that one by the road
the big one with no leaves
spring with out sprigs
but i know it’s not dead
gonna bury myself in its limbs
step inside to the center of her trunk
gonna burn my ashes in her rings
grow myself back as leaves
and reach out and touch you passing by
gonna make the tree shake
rock n roll to a song
you’re gonna see me dance
see me finally be free
dancing by the road
not thumbing for a ride
wait for the rapture
and jump back out from the tree
God gonna see me whole
he’s gonna see my tree
we’re gonna dance past the horses
the white mare in particular
will bring my tree along with me
put it in heavens furnace
she’ll become the guiding light
past the ocean
and beyond lake stoco
its gonna bring us all home
and we’re gonna dance
the tree of life is not dead
it’s dancing to a song in my
dancing to a riff of blues soaked
in jazz
the attitude i gave it
while i lived inside
where i jumped out and touched you
living on the side of the


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, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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