Now that’s Improv

I think Madsen
would be happy to be in a
bar in a movie or
real life, and in front of an
angry guy,
just start spouting poetry
on one leg


it’s going to infuriate the guy


it’s going to make the guy attack

and when the guy
comes at him,
he’ll drop back down on
both legs,
cool shirt, smirk
and clock his ass with
a beer bottle
stand over him,
tilt head
and finish the last line of
his own work,
but not before returning
a crouch and walking
back over
to his spot,
going back up one leg
and thinking

‘damn, that’s a good one.’


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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