When the Pain is Sexy

the tuft V of birds
passing full roundness
into dark cylinder ways

200 mgs of Sandoz-Indomethacin
mixed with 24 mgs of Zolmitriptan

this is $300

confronted by visionary dark spots
catching shadows on the backyard branches
movement down the hallways
– a young foal (perhaps)
total awareness in the eyes
the surrender
melting into contempt
the bear leaving the forest
your shirt
tennis shoes and

the imagination

a photograph


escaping facts
an email
turned into 4 word – lined
linear – thoughts
warming up
becoming suicidal

72 hour pain
3 day furlow

morning expectations
knee pulled up
sitting up
this V
the northside -southern treed – moss
creeping marsh land
sherwood forest
not a forest

not medicinal visions
not a gateway
not trapped souls
not music on the player spinning

full roundness walking away from the lens
the hi-hat cylinder releasing the pressure
leaving disc form

-the caveman seeing the stone wheel moving downhill…


nothing making any sense but in my own madness

and left in dyslexic jargon….


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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