blue bird, happy woman

bird
on outside cage
gilded
gold thin bars
feet wrap and carry flower
but just flower,
no twig
for such elegance already created
door open
solid as home brick,
breathable air

woman

carrying such treasure
down path
like purse like christmas

‘don’t swing’ says bird

‘don’t worry’ says woman

arch of heel
tendon through leg
down path
fallen leaves
into trees surrounding

home

for bird

for woman

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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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