your shadow
leaves the door frame

black-tic-tac-sun glass- mad-sen


but eery


double exposure
to swim out to
the skull mid ocean
where you,
wear your bathing suit
which is
mid drift-a mind set-adrift

this moment
thought provoking-sal-vaged-dali-dollar-ama priced

fixed and ready
the diving board
quang-up and down-two feet-two times
then faith, eyes closed
leap up leap forth
forward, down
into the deep
pencilled in imagination

the unknown



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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