Once the storytelling is finished

i carved you from granite – including your sadness
the look of Marilyn before she was Monroe –
stolen beauty on uninvented glossy pages

but your permission i have

and the hair emerging from this stone bed shares the same beauty
as your rib cage under chisels’ finishing touch

permit me to love you
to grow a city around you as your body is displayed
the round wheel tablet – your throne

while you turn
the days will be numbered
you will be lifted and moved to the art gallery on King street

my Queen finding purchase at the top of the gallery
a granite biosphere under lights
while a crowd gathers on the bottom floors

while individuals wonder about their tickets
curious if their ‘pass’ grants them visitation to you


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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