oops……..

I
insulted
neruda right there
on lakeshore
inside
etobicoke
citing his love poems
were too
purposeful
to his real life track
record
and the group
didn’t
take.
a couple, pointed direction
they had
an encounter with
the late
translated
great.
i
said
i
thought chinaski
was
actually more
sensitive
and
certainly
we
needed
to
look
no further
than the shrivel mermaid
comparison
within
our
own
locality.
i
took it a step further
stating
what i had written
was the
more
honest
approach to love
making
in a
poem,
finding the woman
rather
than the woman
finding
herself within
the lines
of
man
made
poetry

but

in this pub
with no
club soda
or ice
and after reading
my own
lyrics
i realized
toronto
was not hamilton
and
hamilton was
too gritty
for the
rest of ontario
so
why try and invade
another
country?

still

chinaski woulda been proud
uncle al
woulda enjoyed the
cat calls
and lake
shore
for one brief
hot
summer evening
was
my pissing
post

-it’s all a translated sandbox and the ocean doesn’t seem that scary to me…. anymore

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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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