The Kissing Tree

mommy’s lipstick
is on the
backyard maple
tree

just a corner of it
at the
bottom half
close to
the swing

the rest is green
and blowing
in
the wind

it looks like
mommy’s coffee cup
her
tea mug

just a spot covering
a portion of
the drink

i think daddy
is going
to sit with mommy

on the swing
and under the
kissing tree
tonight

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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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