I don’t believe a word you say……….

what if
instead of jazz
as i hunted for
the killer,
bar hopping my
way through dames
and questions –
i marched
to a bass thump drum
driven by the bass
string spine
and a harmonica
squealing my
tires home?

what if a blues
guitar, electric
to rock n roll
with attitude –
in black shades
suit, white
black tie,
walking in loafers
was my sidewalk anthem,
still dry before the
rain storm,
after the neon light
of a diner at
midnight, still open
for me
and coffee?

i’d find you sooner
shoot a warning through
your rain coat
and tell your girlfriend
whose just as

i got the job done

and charlie parker was
the title track
being played by
lee harvey or some
other steel soul


fedora is going
on the
crown now
two fingers are stretching
down the brim

and i’m coming to get you………..


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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