black and white rain scene with only one solution

there she is!
running down the street
holding onto her
high heels on pavement
racing to get to the cross walk
then head straight
turn tightly
around a building
sucking up too much sidewalk

i’m in the car
using the rearview
i see him!
he’s chasing her and
the crowd doesn’t care
who cares about
the damsel in distress anymore?

i swerve the car out into the traffic
yeah, honk your horns and shove
the break up your ass

i swerve out over two lanes,
catch the sidewalk with the
driver side tire

she’s across the cross walk
looking over her shoulder
and halting
as i get out – her
hand is still on her hat

he stops at the car
as my door is opening up.
now the crowd is paying attention!
and i belt the son of a bitch in the mouth
wishing i had just run him over

he slumps and i open the back door to
my car
it should be the trunk
but this is noon hour on a busy day

he’s got some talkin’ to do.

the girl,
she sees me and i let her see me,
sees him slumped over towards
the passenger side.
cigarette still in my mouth,
she knows i’ll get him to talk
i’ll be back to talk to her
i think she shows a sign of
looking forward to it

she’s disappearing into the crowd

i’m pull conservatively
into traffic.


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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