Scratchy areas

outside on the city
the noise of horns is too much
i slide to the window and pull it down
lie back on the bed and continue with the paper

in the middle of the summer
in the middle of new york

i call this heat ‘bukowski lewdness’

and am not concerned about location

the heat is stifling
i return to the window and slide it upwards
hear you calling from the street below

ignoring you i go back to my paper
hoping the horns will drown you

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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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