R.V to B.C

 

the dog farts
and i am reminded, that,
there must be humour in poetry
pulled back before the
shtick
after the entertainment
and the ballerina gymnastics
of a wrestling match.
it’s the struggle of beauty,
wise words
where your eyes water
and push the canine away
pick dog tooth flowers
and hand them
to your lover
put them in a kitchen glass
and touch the
singularity of a
moment in hot summer.
travel Canada in an r.v
stop by the  nothingness
and observe  a kings hwy car
not
following you to the same pine
past rock cut, destination.
let your best friend race the
bend in the gravel
and haunch himself, in the silliness
of a young one proud
of the potty training reward.
then climb back in the trailer
step on, metal step,
slide into the passenger seat of
truck
and continue down the road
discovering all there is to find
and think about next
year, the east coast,
and the humour- which
will only make sense
to you.
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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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