early cold beautiful sunrise morning – forever night

look at those withered desert hands

someone so skinny
so young

rock star addict
20 into 50 gets you
only time served

more time coming before the black

there is sand in your crow fed hands

crow feet

crow line(d)

your eyes tell the same story
lost in a dry storm of your
own doing

what comes next?

the blame
pointing of fingers?


then finally you pack it all in

the rest of the world doesn’t understand
the world abandoned you

it’s a cruel world

a beautiful cruel world

with lines in the hand
the sand

crows circling the sky

and your young skinny body

20 into 50

gets you another smoke
and whatever



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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