neon flashing night

a smoke with the phone call
Elliott streaming on radio
Brood(ing)  feline in background

dark apt. room
drape-less window

naked woman not caring
passing small table by the door

puffs out cigarette
holds phone to ear

‘don’t bother coming over – i’m off now going to bed’……..

crushes cigarette
clips off phone light
ends the call

smiles in dark shadow
leaves radio to finish song

walks back into bedroom
passing by small table – gun waiting
….closing unlocked door

(pulp city)


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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