the back roads home

sexy and murderous
the car with gun,
slumped over in the seat
back road
green trees in that black
shadowing of the
early morn

nylon stockings
at the knee
standing on the
running board
the car
leaving the scene
that starts just above
pearl necklace
pearl ear rings
jewellery on the wrist
hair down
on shoulders
blouse that opens up
to show enough
what lured him
to the wheel


used to pull the weapon
end the madness

sexy and murderous
not afraid
to get the high heels
walking home
in the

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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