evaporation

what has grown from the wheat?
why you have of course
out of the frost
born when all else dies.
you stand in the field
as though it were eden
the
combines are moving forward and taking
no notice.

but i am

i am not a farmer
so i see some things differently

like you

growing out of the wheat
growing out past the fallen stalked-corn

frost and the taste of fall hold nothing over you

as you stretch muscles
look at
the
sun and
walk away into the noon hour sadness.

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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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