we don’t search them out to double our profit

if i
could
paint you
in
to a blur

would this indicate the weather outside is changing?

all the good grades and pictures
on the fridge
drool into
one
formation

but there are not even children

yet

the antiquities of the
past
have become our future
indicating our
own triumphs
or
victories

like

coloured charts of glass indicating
our years of service
over the triumph and conquering
of
marriage

and that puts into harsh
tones
but if you think closely,
its
not

not really

life is real
looking to block you at every turn
and if at the end of it all
our hands are still
interlocked –
fingers
over knuckles

then

we did it

we survived it all
and

enjoyed
most
of
it

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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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