it’s a jass pome

it’s a jass pome

not
a

jazz poem

it’s more improv
and coming in after a beat
to create duet

we’ll write together
one step behind
one step
ahead and one
step together

the automatic unison
creating

jass pomes

on stage at noon
before the customers
before the
crowd
before the cigarettes

just you and me
me and you

my mind talking to
my imagination
pencil and
paper

the bartender will wipe down the bar
maybe make a sandwich
and shake his head
not hearing it yet

but knowing

he’s doing right
letting me stay here by myself
with you

making

jass pomes

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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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