20 more minutes she’ll be screaming for a cabby, while i’m hailing down a paddy

she tipped her hat when
her
dress dropped

RED

the hat i mean

her standing
head down
fingers holding
the brim
a
smirk
a
smile
and
laundry on the floor

i told her
that’s no way to thank
me babe

he spilt the beans
and i was there
to caramelize them
in pork

the smirk was gone the
laundry was
being carried away
i’ve never
seen a basket
look so empty
and so good
at
the same time

when she calms down,
i’ll give her the
low down

in the mean time,
it’s good
to a have woman
back at my apartment

even if it’s only going to be
short lived

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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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