40 min left on the dime machine parker

corner of balsam
elgin – says a wall
to drink
i’d rather the guinney
waiting by my
it’s a long wait
in the truck sometimes


and August shifts
in old age saying
she’d rather change seasons
with May or October
cause she can’t
keep any more.
Trenton waits
as i
for the Mayoral race
to commence.
me placing quarters
in the parking slot machine
while wife
plays the game
backing one candidate
all her years of
work experience to the finish line.

– i wait in the truck.
drink coca or guinney?
or just wait
and keeping reading;


always waiting


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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