i have returned to this busy hamlet
leaving behind the noise of the city

single traffic light control
bringing stay at home madness vs rush hour alternate route past feed store

here love offers no compromise
turning your matter into art through words in a generation after the easel

so love has purpose
and the words are sinew combining bone and flesh

in the city the traffic is controlled but endless
in this hamlet it is contained then sparse

a 40 zone becomes a dare
an alternate route rushes the stop sign

i have left behind the noise of a calm city
i have returned to the busy hamlet – people walk by no matter the type of sidewalk


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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