The Romance of it all

2am popping of carpet floor
boards
fighting the temperature change
the dripping water the
branches on roof
the rain
or the wind or
the
wind chimes
or all three of them
going together
out of sync

7am crashing and beeping of
further road construction
of buckets banging
large wheels backing up
everyone else
heading to work
the rain trying and failing
the october darkness
the coffeemaker that
won’t make

these are all romantic sounds
at the right time
romantic as hell
don’t
you
think

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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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