when the radio played ‘funny valentine’

jackerouac
playing
on the same
waves
of the
t
h
e
r world
as chet bake
r

close your eyes
when you
dream
they are both passing
on the hwy
standi
ng
opposite
side
s

thumbs out
smiling
w
aving to
one another and
swapping
talents so they
can
improve
upon their ow
n
Like exchanging
E
T
T

Ers without the need

for

stamps

and

when your
eyes
open again,
they
are gone
one
nor(th)-(e)
oth’r
east instead of
s

o
uth

and now with your eyes
open,
you know,
it’s
as close to being on the
same playing
ground
as
you’r
e

going to
e
t

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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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