i’m like kerouac cigarette dangling like chandler

i tune in
to the radio because
the radio is
there
my ear to it
sweet angels and i
close my eyes
because
it’s what you do
when you
hear something this
sweet
something from heaven
is it manna?
i don’t know,
this
is the modern age
but i’m
hungry, i’m hungry for
this bread
for the radio
it’s not the music
the music
today is crap
the main stream is
crap
unless you dig
unless you know where to look
but this radio
it’s from the past
that’s
why my ear is to it
it plays it plays
radio
plays
things at midnight
old stories
where upside down
clapping cups
are horses
and jimmy stewart is
a gun slinger
and kerouac is like
me
his eyes are closed
and there’s
bonanza and mickey
spillane
and is it? is it?
it is, it’s
raymond chandler
hanging
from a chandlier
and i’m
like jack
eyes closed
cigarette dangling
my ear, my
ear is on the speaker
of this
radio

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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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