when you stop lying to yourself

burn burn burn
under
the cold cold stars

under

the
ground
you will freeze freeze freeze

wear a turtleneck
let mother knit you a heavy sweater
ask for a scarf

or

get out
and burn burn burn

burn away your excuses
let your eyes become blind by the sun
feel your heart
feel your soul for the first time
and
admit you have been full
of
shit for far
too
long

burn burn burn
or
curl up and freeze
under the
ground

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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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