the picture removes the window

They said,
a
poor writer
would put a picture with
their piece
to get the point across
so,
in disappointment
i
did the opposite –
taking the
picture and
writing
the hell out of it.
writing
until the paint dripped
from
my own pen,
until the blue ball
point
turned green,
red
with my own blood.
i wrote on the
canvas
until you could
see your
own body laying
with in the landscape,
see
the fallen feather
on
your stomach
dusting out your belly
button.
When i was done with
the piece,
i would print it
and the reader would
become confused,
not knowing
what the piece meant
but,
enjoying the overall idea

-by the end of the walk down
the gallery,
the reader would realize,
they were
not reading poetry,
they were
looking
at the picture – not sure about the
words

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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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