morning urge

get up and write
way you might
get up
and smoke a cigarette
get up and write
the way you might
get up
and make coffee
get up
get up
get up
sit down
open lap top
sibling to type writer
grand child to
paper and pen

get up

go to the bathroom first
-there are some things that still trump
the dialogue
sit down
read while you wait
stand up

and don’t lose the idea while you listen to the
sound of chimes

sit down(again)
lift up your hands to the board
and write
while the house
while the apartment
while the rooming house
while the ymca
while the sidewalk
while under the bridge
is all still very quiet.

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: