Rain, but no Leaks

but no leaks
snow in between the
dissatisfaction of a red
moon – crossing Mars and
asking about the weather –
two lifeless spoonfuls of
dry powder.
the rain changes to snow
back to rain, back
to snow, while blue headed
birds, robins and red wings
sing – worm dance – and tell the
morning doves to silence
their beaks, it’s almost
in the house,
dog sleeps under blanket
atop couch – snoring –
unwilling to share warmth
or comfort, while we
work steadily on new ways
to make a few dollars.
music plays, the radio plays
and the taps drip in 40 year old
defiance of their own death.


but no leaks,
another Tuesday and
another week – different –
as life fights death,
spring takes on winter
and snow argues with Noah


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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