20 is the high (July 2014 long wknd)…..

we have passed through the land of permanent concrete
glad to see new 403 signs for Tim


the sign tho.

labour day shows little promise for
game time-
instead we focus on this(civil)weekend
a long trip for a short few days
family from Vancouver
family from Ottawa
all watching for rain to hold
until we leave again


isn’t summer this season.
but who’s going to complain?.
Sunday we’ll
pass the Tim Horton
we’ll whisper, ‘Ivor
prepare ourselves to make
it back,
through the land of concrete.

-‘the men are working 7 days a week
to meet deadline’……….


goes at her normal QEW


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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