the tongue still searches

the writing
has been drawn
n’
quartered

penniless pockets

cost per word chopped at head

severed at the
tail

but the snake keeps moving.

through the innards
dark caverns
where the blood is
where the brain still beats

where the heart is wrapped tightly
round the soul

wriggle out you unstoppable bastard

hell has no need of you

heaven is starting to take notice
and wants to
see
your survival

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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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