end of the day……….she wasn’t gonna pay anyhow

i move back away
the blinds
sit down in my office chair

lil fin jumps up
in my

and i grimace
i can’t scold him

scratching the top of

looking out past the glass
need for a secretary


think back on all the events

it’s only been a week
a week
since she first approached me
i tackled him

and then…..

put it all together

lil fin falls asleep on my lap
he doesn’t shed
what the hell i guess
i smirk

i chuckle

and i shake my head

putting it all together
isn’t worth
the pay check


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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