when it was known to us as the Smuir

huyck’s hotel
where
i saw a belly dancer
table herself
for
change
dollar drafts and
pregnant
love at midnight
or
day lit
noon

but she had legs

rounding out a belly
and disheveled
drunk
hair

that was 20 years ago

and
this beer
tastes real good
along the lake
side
away from the
teen haze
of then
scenery necessity
in turn now
for
a calm sky
and growing mature
lifestyle

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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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