in dreams we can not read, but believe what the pages tell us

i float
through the under water existence
of your side walk
cobbled brick within
the alley ways
barely above my own feet
bent inwards, to the knee


which curl above my head and tangle with long hair

in the library,
bookshelves half
stare down at me
while i perch
and read
searching for an existence
which does
not include such a winter
as this one

think about eating candied cake and speaking with a pale face queen

in the alley way
i turn my body over and
a swimming porpoise
unaware of my full existence
dancing in delight
the rhythms of my own
rib cage

fully transfixed-reading my own thoughts

i stay away from the tree
of good and evil
look out my window
into the cold
abyss that knows
summer like the

in the real world

furnace clicks
woman moves beside me
and the stage is interrupted
the clock is checked
and your world calls out from the
window to rejoin the pages,
the selected books trying to merge
into one

beyond the window

truck in driveway makes metal noises
bearing the weight of the cold,
woman moves yet again
while clock turns to blur

i roll in sleep
under the waves of airless
oxygen, pulled into the ocean
past forest literature and beyond God
who stands outside of destruction –
lifts himself back into clouds
so i may perch beside
adam, wishing rather to peer at eve
and realizing,
in the unknown knowledge it does not

so i swim away

travel down the alleyway
towards traffic sounds
and a red light
telling me the clock
is my new


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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