i named the band and ‘smoked my last cigarette’

(but i’d miss my lighter)

submarines and
shakespeare
living in a world of deaf tones
a watery globe so
normal to their state

but

exceptional to us when they emerge

i could thump my
foot
pedal drum
smoke a cigarette and clap to
the stars of ipods
in an arena filled with words
and songs
by
a band

called,

submarines and shakespeare

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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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