steam

the rain the coffee the dentist the driving the traffic the roads the trees the leaves the visibility the endless motion of doing chores.

weep for me

the phone has stopped ringing

work has ceased
the
children are at school with their restricted lunches

the shoes the sidewalks the pounding on doors the resumes the welfare the city the gold sun the silver stars the family the support groups the friends the quiet evenings the body warmth of your body next to mine.

i have never felt so poor
or so rich
at
the same time

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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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