the clam, the mermaid, and you

the pearl neck
laced beads
perfect
areolas from
oval
to the triangle
pattern
dotting themselves
from the sea
to your
sun white
clavicle
i
am the happy
but
lonely clam
mouth
open
presenting a warm
bed
a place to rest
to keep you
safe
meanwhile from the
balcony view
a mermaid
in full
moon sings
to the
night
away from the
party
silhouetted by
the mansion
and i
from below
listen – wishing
as
she slips from the
smooth rock
back into the
ocean
she is the
precious stone collector
as you
stand by the
shores
in white dress
waiting
for her to bring me
from the floor
to your
hands

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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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