around a group of chairs

perhaps
we
should climb out of each others wombs
stretch and yawn
born for the first time
when
we look again
at one
another

but rebirth is impossible
our sins
remain
the start over is
a fable

no

instead we grow further
stepping out of
what we once were
and accepting
the dance we once
upon a time
two-stepped

back in the boxing
ring
we move with
experience
and no longer needing
to be tigers
we move like
jaguars
our prowess has
been proven
and our movements
are well known

we will move as need be
but lashing out
is not an
option

the crowd is watching
but
the mechanism
tunes them
out

now

we are reborn
and we grow into
each other
the battle is over
and we can
move on

hands

together

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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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