close my eyes when he lands, so i don’t miss heaven

the endless plain
seen below
the wings of a white bird
arms spread wide
comparable only
if we
were to sit a while on
our garage roofs and
the world below
does not exist

visualize the moment
and see yourself

i will put a bridle on this


i will simply hold onto
and only close my eyes
the great bird does

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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