GO Bus back to Hunter

we all die
it’s a fact of life
there’s no such thing as ‘before’
it’s simply time and how much we’re allotted.

she blew me a kiss as she was walking to the bus stop
i was inside the car it was raining
my time was coming to an end

she looked both ways before crossing the road
knew enough to bring an umbrella

and just after she blew me that one final kiss

she opened her purse and dropped the tiny gun within

while i was dying inside the car
out here in the rain
my car wasn’t completely off the road

and standing at the bus stop she watched
while rain fell off the umbrella

while

rain streaked down the driver side window
while I coughed inside

she watched me the entire time
suffering
and when the bus pulled up
she stopped watching

the bus pulled away
and she was no longer there

it was just me
and the rain

the car not completely off the road
but far enough into the ditch

still

i hit the 4-way blinkers
hoping time was on my side

just long enough for someone else to
notice….

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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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