neruda-not-john cage

It was fun,
getting the guy wound up
writing his spiritual
pomes all day

pomes – not- poems

reacting in such
getting him to swear

kerouac rythym

the dead fly approach
hoping to
dazzle the
the zombie of

california-bum style-buk

one hand on the
swear to tell the


truth be told,
behind the 1,000 miles
and faceless courage
can put
one hand on the
and before the
judge sees,
shoot a look
and mumble a word

no one is going to hear
and composure
is kept with the

like a dirty secret

returning safely
back into


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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