chapter and verse

i read you
for the articles stored inside my mind.
from the moment we first
until our current climax
or setting the stage for next verse-
that final page each night
or completed chapter
and not dog eared
but bookmarked carefully.
i enjoy smelling your pages
front cover under thumb
reading again and again,
parts of our story
or the prelude to our meeting
what makes you
before discovering me.
don’t worry
i won’t race ahead
and i’ll never choose a different book
you complete me
quite simply
chapter and verse


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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