40 min left on the dime machine parker

corner of balsam
+
elgin – says a wall
to drink
coca-colie
but
i’d rather the guinney
waiting by my
foot.
it’s a long wait
in the truck sometimes

cold-weather-rain

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
wait
for the Mayoral race
to commence.
me placing quarters
in the parking slot machine
while wife
plays the game
backing one candidate
with
all her years of
education
+
work experience to the finish line.

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

reading

always waiting
and
reading….

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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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