ask charlie

what do i do when i’m not listening to jazz?

i scratch the back of my head and ask,

where is the


where is my


what happened to the club on

7th ave s?

i must always hear jazz
one must
be sober to play it
in order to
hear it,

substance abuse does not help
it hurts what i love to

ask Charlie
he’ll tell you, it
wasn’t about the


it was about something else
and when it
was about something else
he too, asked

where is the




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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