girl, the Woman

Phase me out
walking on
calm lake


silent boat
trees a silhouette wall
one fire
in the distance
and i
must swim to it

step one

my bare feet touch the dock

step two

i walk, in naked shiver freedom

Step three

I stand to stare at perfect glass – end of summer liquid

3 phases of
shuttered camera
caught on midnight clouds

no stars

lonely Algonquin
never seemed more
such a busy quiet
-I break water silence, one toe
body in.

swimming the wilderness


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, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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