elephant

before the elephant:
her beauty is astounding
stretching under tree
in a jungle before the plains open
to her eyes

her flat belly
her belly button skin

my woman
my wife

you are not eve
and i am not adam

but

you stand at the mouth of the jungle
and i am waiting out here on the plains

after the elephant:
your beauty more than astounding
and the travel we have seen

i let you ride on your own
watch the elephant drop you off at the
beginning of the jungle

wait

if you turn and look at me before going back in
i know everything will be alright

before the elephant:
she leans from branch
pulling her body in a stretch
and smiles seeing me on the plains
standing by the elephant
i know when the day is over

she will be happy

and she turns around….

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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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