and we mostly all own technology and not a typewriter

2 boiled
eggs and a
cup
of green
tea,
just like the millionaires
who
ate a bag of
boiled
potatoes each
week
until they finally
broke it
big.

And

i
limit myself
to
one room
in
this
bungalow,
writing
only at the
kitchen table or
comfortable
sofa.

watch people walking
up the
sidewalk to
work
in the morning,
around
the block
for exercise at
noon,
these fresh sidewalks
with
no
cracks.

life is never really that tough
nope,
especially for the millionaires
who
started poor
but with
a
dream,
the only ones
that have
it
tough,
are the ones
without
hope,
who don’t have
a dream –

And

only bitch
about
how tough life
is
lighting a
cigarette,
tipping
another
beer
and in secret,
enjoy
the squalor.

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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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