your dash- my …’s

i write as if to say
‘learn from me’


then wonder,
what might i learn from you

at other times it’s
hashing out what i need
to comprehend
yelling out- you idiot
you’ve been fooled for someone
so smart!

and the yelling is to the audience
the reader
that voice held within the
words reading back
and perhaps forth
behind the

the dash before or after
or at the end
is simply to say,
it is still

an unfinished thought

and when there is the thought
that struts and then
deciding to stand at

i end it for the day.

-learn from me, perhaps i’ll let my ego
learn from you….


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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