My Archaeology

we are ghosts ourselves
digging into the past
seeing our future bodification
rib inside rib
sleep before our sleep

who

will search for us?
will they open our resting mound and find truth?

along the shoreline grey morning
you could carry my frame and feel it in your soul

‘as you are now so once was i’…

and i leave this museum
Washington a memorial to death and duty
Smithsonian knowledge – Egyptian smiles behind glass
a wash of a crowd wondering only in this moment.

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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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