welcome to ghost town

army boots or cowgirl boots
march-tramping a summer field
-sunbathing attitude

climbs in front seat of ’50 olds
adjusting mirror

body distraction

checks lipstick
confirms eyes

opens passenger door
continues climbing out front
shotty in left hand


she crawls down to ground
door open
window rolled down

pokes head up
eyes – smile

shotty resting in frame

raise your hands
respect the situation for 30 seconds

a round of smoke blows out the window

you find yourself feet lifted
backwards flying
hard hitting the ground
looking up at the sky – fading

she stands
army boots unlaced
cowgirl boots
body sunbathing

shotty in left hand

‘welcome home baby’

population: 1

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: