calla lily

you have allowed other female figures into the house
a bouquet of 4 in the vos from the grocery store
red lips on yellow concave-funnels


have snipped their green legs
angled to sip as straws
puncturing the water
with each drip into their
new existence

an aspirin

or some sort is placed at the bottom of the vos
for the pain perhaps which these 4 ladies
must feel
but their exposure and life modelling on
the living room coffee table make you happy
they tell you i love you

and i do


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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