would garden be surrounded by block or foliage

if the garden had been in Canada,
would maple trees be for wardrobe or
knowledge
would Lake Ontario be too cold
would winter mean a sojourn across the
land bridge
a return flight in spring for
better fruit
would you count each others ribs
and caress the jawbone in sorrow
when future brought, harsh reality
would scholars still debate truth vs genesis
or examine texts for hints of
location
would east become west
north move further south
would artifacts be better preserved in
ice, under rock or in cave
would fire come sooner with greater
imagination
would you still hide?

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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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