paint my leaves

in the yard is a tree
only limbs
there are no leaves

get your paint brush
with colours please

the worms below
they scare the dead
one long body without their limbs

they beat their drums
and crawl right in

be my painter
be my grass
i hear their music i can’t relax

a steady pounding
a lifeless tree
ground a shaking, removing leaves

get your paintbrush
repaint my leaves

i need some some colour i miss my tree

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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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