Across the Bay in Fall

Nov 17
mid Autumn
but
not in weather
as the gum dropped sugar
coated Douglas fir
and Oak
Hills
rise and fall to an
inch of winter.
Before
the Bay bridge
still south in
Belleville
the
city argues and excuses themselves
for reasons why there is no
funding
to maintain the artery
arching over
the waters
connecting
Picton
with the downtown
slumhood
of an area as
least
important as
Toronto.
-Mayor leaving
going provincial
hoping
to do as little
much
for the rest
of
Ontario.

Across the Bay

Fall weather must still be in existence
it is the tourist destination
of pure beauty
poetry
and wine

Across the Bay

Surely they don’t
shovel
as we shovel this
early
November morn.
I was there
in August
heaven kissed the
cottages
as if promising
Eden was
again on this
side of
the
waters – and
never leaving.

Across the Bay

curtains are opened an inch
heavy
with sigh of
age
or perhaps
less than age
and more
in tired experience
watching
Winter destroy
Autumn in
metres vs inches
and knowing
across the water
over the Bay
Bridge……

.

.

.

-Across the Bay in Fall

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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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