i forgot to mention a cigarette in this……..(one less cliché)

lets write some
jazz-wine-poems

P
O
M
E
S

poesy’s-posies-poesys

there’s no rhythm in that

M
O
R
E

wine then

more record scratching

soft needle point and thread
low-light
midnight
single

L
I
G
H
T

rooming house
bachelor apartment
flickering neon out
back window
fire escape
rain
red cliché flashing on
pave top

ruffled sheets
unmade bed
lost lover

B
R
O
K
E
N

bottle against the wall
bleeding
red wine
spirit lost to the sound

let’s not write
jazz-wine-poems

electric sounds
faucet dripping
summer heat wave

N
e
w

Y
o
r
k

California

or Canadian Calgary
Vancouver

T
– Dot

switch the red for the white
then
go back to red again

we’ll make Canadian jazz this way
and play to the
empty chairs, to modern poets
fighting for themselves
until the dishevel clothing tells them
the language is no longer
unique

it’s self-pubbed
and

getting

O
L
D

no,

let’s stay away from the jazz
red-wine-poems

at least for

T
O
N
I
G
H
T

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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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