the work week

your hairbrush by the bathroom mirror
a crease in the pillow
clothes drying on the summer breeze
the sound of your message coming over the internet
your voice over the phone
words you say when we meet up each night

in the summer time everything moves in a heated rush
and i sometimes wish for the cocoon of our bodies in winter
a delayed response while you lay under single white sheets – drapes moving

note the time my dear
note the date

this time next year i will feel the same
i will notice the same
this time next decade i will add more to the list

this simple beauty moving into Fall weather
the smell of pumpkin spice
you slowly pulling knitted sweater over white brassiere
the amateur way i notice you – still a teenager inside enjoying the warmth of mid afternoon wine
living room lights picking up the time change
-the two of us retiring to the evening couch
warm comforter mingling while a movie plays
while the evening News plays…


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, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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