creature of the deep

caught in the fish
net
but not a
fish
pulled from the
ocean
struggling for air
breathing
what can not
be
breathed
fighting the nylon
lounging in struggle
against the steel
and the rivets
opposite of
a comfortable
display dancing
from a living
room sofa

TOSS HER BACK

toss it back

the slender the
muscles
need to relax and
swim
to the deep
where
space and water
can hide
and battle
leaving man to
wonder what he knows
less of

himself or
her

or what’s still out there

above him
and
below

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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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