since reading in ameliasburgh….

i believe i have
on the
go – at the moment –
on what room i’m in

the bathroom holds the standard poetry of Chinaski
the living room has crime
the basement storage has Playboy – purchased by my wife for a short story by my favourite Boston author

in the truck – is my electronic device –
containing 400 more books
usually with with a Leonard story on the go

but you dear sir –

i’ve realized
because i love your words so much
i’ve protected them from harm
keeping them locked away in a safe place
to make sure nothing disastrous
say – moisture or dog teeth

can happen to you

yet in doing so i realize
you are not enjoyed as much as you used to be

i must find another room
a spot i find myself in as equally so
the other 3 rooms and

your words must haunt me again in the present
and not just



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, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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