the vicious circle of edgar+allan+poe

there is danger for the unknown
danger of mental break down
of going hungry
or worse,
being just enough to earn a few dollars
through bursaries
and thinkn
yer a rock star.
coming in
late to the stage
or not at all,
coming with demands
with false promises
or coming just in time
leaving just
in time and,
never hearing the others
who are
still bobbing from
surface to bottom
and back
– in search of food and oxygen
in search of the dangerous hand that
pushes you down to the next
like a rock star going
from bar to bar
never really seeing the


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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