before the campground travels

it’s a grotto in
beer on the shelf
grows old
waiting to be sipped
joining the
scenery of the


are not there yet

i sip and wonder
what we
might see as we
drive the
little towns of
hwy 6
north through ontario
becoming tourists
in our own

the beer is canned
and will
not make the weekend
but will make
the weekend a destination
after the reward of
taking this summer in hand
and smiling,
breathing out the mouth


sleeping in tent
a grotto, in


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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