phone call through the microphone

i am speaking through the
telephone
hooked to the
microphone
hoping distortion will
make
my
voice clearer.
Our lips can be closer now
eyes deep and close
standing
at the
stand picking up the
sheen of the
lights
a crowd looking in
witnessing the
chemistry
between
lovers
friends married for life.
i am hanging up
now
but i’m staying by
the
microphone,
holding onto
the
stand
-reach in for me
and i’ll say
goodnight to the
crowd
the whispering nothingness
in
my
head.

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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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