2 classes of models 2 classes of artists

stand there on the hour
accept your bread afterwards
enough to purchase bread
wonder about the costumes you wore
wish you could keep the jacket for night fall

feel the exclusion of the class
do not paint the calf muscle
paint the ‘last supper’ paint the saints
do not let them know you know
mass and tissue

provide a proud chin
shape the life from life
the curled innards with gold
know they will at first label you
then they will consume you
finally they will search you as a rare antiquity

a model and two painters
the world on easel
sketched to canvas
muscle and mind strong
– days work in the field(s)

a world knowing or not knowing who you were…….


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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