It was Picked on the Road by the Crowe River Bridge

For Al,
put a yellow
in a
beer glass

it’s filled with water
sits in the sun on the dining table
the dining table
is neither in the kitchen
the living room
it is a space unto itself
with a large window looking into
the back

who says Back 40 anymore?


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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