cart before the horse

there she was,
the beautiful-dangerous girl with the
eyes and
the
hair

nothing but trouble and heartache

but the eyes
and
the hair

when she was happy
when she was distant
when she was sad

(when the rabbit hole was getting ready to swallow)

the eyes and the hair
even her hands –

every teenager needs to trip across a summer like this
it’s not knowing you have to get out and
run like hell in the fall

once

you notice the
hair
and the eyes

-even the hands

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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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