Post Mortem

Dead a decade now,
alive for one full year –
or
was it a yearly anniversary?
Celebration,
but is there celebration in
remembering death?
Trees grow from it,
flowers
and more grass to cut
and i
can hardly remember the dates of birthdays
one day,
i’ll forget my own but
remember my death
and say to no one in the room
‘it was a good burial’
and then hope the room goes
empty

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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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