Doug Comeau

Before the view of sawmill
red brick,
dropping into the creamery
Heasman road says,

‘Look – Upwards, before i drop you
lower than you can see’

in the sky are pirates
with firecrackers in his beard
both guns pulled
warning all sailors
in this early morn

a graphite angel,
oak lake cardinal –
lets her naked backside
pull frontwards facing
Beard, a butterfly
leaving her correct shoulder

the timber wolf man
riding elephant
herding pack, runs the
red at the corner of Mill,
and rushes to join the fight –
cracking whip
and bringing Trenton,
all birds with curling insignia
at the ready

But as Heasman promised,
i am dropped past view
of said fight,
and regular life must pursue.

-at the 50, before the Ray

Doug Comeau passes me
captain of dog sled
riding elephant,
picks up the naked woman
as Blackbeard halts
in sincere disappointment,
batting about the


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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