the truck still travels free

we found the Exit
it’s out to Quebec- sur-Richelieu

the map we’ve had is a maze
it’s a Tom-Tom lost on new streets
but the adventure has made us
saying to ourselves ‘ there is God’
not – ‘a god’

and ‘o my God we’re here’

where the entrance is
we’ll circle around twice
this new language – we can speak to hearts-ourselves
put your map down
slide in the bench seat next to me

fighters who fight
never see the ring

lovers who love
never box the ring

there’s more to travel
more to see

survived the survival

now we’ll exceed expectations

thrive on moments
create marks of ‘X’ where we think they need be

we found the Exit
it’s Cornwall and beyond
not sure where – but honey –
saying to ourselves ‘………..’


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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