One Night at the Art Gallery

it was around the kitchen table – standing at podium – story
rambling without the passing of a good bottle of red
no ‘dress rehearsal’ or choreographed montage

just stand and say what pops in your head
then worry days after
was the wagon wheel fully constructed?

it was a room filled with Juno stars
pictures – date stamping fame
as King street started to slow
the Sheraton threw on her night lights

the mind to self conscious saying -‘keep rambling’
retell old stories change just enough to reframe the ‘point’
the number 2 pencil scratching inside – scribbling new ideas

speaking up before the time clock saying – ‘move on to the
next part of dialogue’

endless dialogue
travelogue…..hoping to give without saying – ‘epilogue’

filed for later under – ‘Kitchen By The Sea’

for 2015 tax purposes….


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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, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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