what to do with life

the sky has come up from my living room seat
and destroyed the kitchen window where dishes soak
and tea ferments with black berries on the stove

from the bedroom the wind chimes have lost their music
their tiny ribbed strings have snapped and lay now in the lavender garden
the basement windowsill toads have bulldozed with noses and will not re-appear until spring

my garage has become a bat cave with an automatic door
boxes piled 10 years high travelling 10 years of hwy and cities
they make room for the truck which rests with age and dignity
resting itself from travelling job sites and farm land labour

knock on the bedroom window
you will find me here typing away
listening to the radio and smelling the tea


and i will part the curtain after typing and laying
down track to this

last sentence.


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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