two blocks west of gage

forest and catherine
snow
birds would rattle
our
walls
knock dvd’s from
the
shelves
a jet stream
cloud
and
circle waterdown
slipstream
south
the 6 hill
and pull up again
from
balsam
we could drive
the
mountain shelf
and look
down into the stadium
cndn flag bleachers
and
lights lit
on
green –
see
there’s our apt
in
arkells music
video
and
i know the barber shop
you know
the original neighbourhood
.
.
.

2 summers of
drawing
hay
2 summers
of
games in
the case
cab
you with the girls
like
you were play off
wives
me with the guys
until
the sun ran out
of life
.
.
.

in gore park
the
lost signs are out
in gore
park
the sightings are
made
a
missing tiger
and zoo
out of town
a missing
ti cat
and the argos
are
in town
.
.
.

forest and catherine
‘hot summer
nights’
balsam and beechwood
‘under the
lights’………………….

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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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