Cup of Tea and For Sale Signs

i left a job once
north of
Steel
not Steele.

all day ‘Too Much To Lose’

played on the stereo
into
the arena
out
into the paddocks
through
horse ears
exiting
stalls and
door
ways

through the finger tips of boarders
with weathered reins

sometimes

i would switch the song
to
‘Old Double Diamond’

but the line

‘I Surely Have Enjoyed Your Cup Of Tea’

swirled down the hall
-sagebrush existence

haunting.

when i drove the lane way one
last
time

i

took the CD and tossed it into the pond thinkn’
maybe
in a 1000 years

archaeologists would find it

play it

and wonder……..

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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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