if you’re going to rob a bank – don’t wear orange work wear and look at the camera……

bottle
glass coffee table
cigarette
dress

trapped
empty drinking glass
comfortable couch

refill
shrugging

hopeless
another sip

listens

‘here’s the plan’

sighs

‘it’s a poor plan’

man off camera
huffs

‘what would you do then’

camera focused on couch
legs crossing
silence

she
looks at man off camera

doesn’t offer him a glass

‘this is what i would do’….

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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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