I Hope Your Day Goes Swimmingly

‘dammit man,
they’ve ruined my
battlefield’.

Yeah

here the leaves
change
overnight,
and the landscape
of
summer
is slipping into
our worse
fears

wellington,
and
napoleon,

You

digging a trench
at your desk,
and
me,
house cleaning
wondering
where the line in the
sand is drawn

but there is no sand
no wheels
spinning in
mud,
it’s already waist
high
and i’m standing
still.

Instead,

i lean forward
and pull
out a piece
of paper
i’m
standing
waist deep,
in the
middle of a field
so
i make the mud my
writing table,
placing
the paper in front of
me
and think
of
what to write

A love letter to you?

Résumé ?

Or a battle plan?

The winner always has
streets named
after him
and
his country,
the
loser –
he gets a few documentaries
explaining
his death

Dear,

You and i are neither

And I Hope Your Day Goes Swimmingly

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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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