Remember Icarus

the morning
eyed
owl

landscaped wings spread, leaving the blank canvas

no longer
guards the transformed
egg hatching
from the wilderness,
leaving behind
-the
grim reaper

the heart is properly
placed – center

woven into life after
death
arranged in the afternoon flowers
where
snow waits
on the mountains
of
strawberry mars

to the right, are the
roses

on left extremities
are berries

bumble and rasp
wanting to
spread past the
artichoke
and
third alien plant,
seeded a
life time ago

but in the cropped chin structure

she is blinded
and hiding
the one thing that
could set
her apart from the
remaining

captors in peaceful protest –

eyes of the owl
returning,
still guarding
determined and fierce.
staring
into the shaded
nothingness
of
the night blind
sun

wings folded

waiting for
the
paint brush, walking
on the blank

canvas

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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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