small necklace
soft light
beautiful death
from a western gun

-floral pattern
down the toy barrel

pull back
the hammer
the SkyWay bridge

a bullet through the heart
smoke from a flaming stack

cool in the water – babe
skinny dip your body
with the
small necklace pattern
and soft light
of the
setting sun

-back on the beach we’re reborn
floral pattern in the silhouette from my or your own

toy gun.

get back in the car
drive over back the bridge
into town
-burlington street
but babe
know……this is SteelTown.


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

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