what the world doesn’t see until it’s too damn late

the loneliness woman
the loneliest woman
the saddest woman

the woman by the window

the woman by the cracked window

the woman at the window

the woman who prays but doesn’t quite believe
the woman with the staircase spine
the woman who left but never really arrived
the woman who let the plant leaves dry and fall

the woman who traded a dead flower in for a dead bird but forgot to wear a hat

i
need to

pause a moment

her sadness is too overwhelming

.

.

.

.

.

she is so sad
Glen Orbik refuses to paint
immortalize her beautiful image

‘she is neither victim nor ruthless – her eyes tell me nothing’

sad woman
there is nothing more in you
just
medicinal bone

poor sad woman-
no one ever told you it’s ok
to be this way

but sad woman

it’s when existing without the fight
you should know the end is very near

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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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