She’s Joining the Military

into the military
he
says

that’s right
she says

a new pinup girl
he
asks

that’s right
she answers

painted on the side of a plane?

unless they want me on a panzer

painted on the side of a boat?

unless they need me in surgery

done up in red
he
asks again

that’s right baby
she replies

red lips
sexy blonde hair
just enough of the right stuff
(he drools)

you got it darlin
-with an M-16 hiked up to my shoulders
aimed at your…..mind
and
ready….

(silence)

anymore stupid questions
she asks

no-
-no

he says…

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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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