when the painter can not make breakfast

she is simply a sketch
until she moves in my mind
slips off the stool passing to the window.
in the light

she is fleshed out.
morning takes over and i prepare a meal

i see her toe twitch
as she is seated in the sofa
reading the newspaper
interested in nothing but the facts
regardless of the fact
and i continue at the stove
too aware of her
un able to pick up the charcoal
and she knows this
tipping the top half of the paper down
smiling at me

lifting the paper back to her face.
twitching her big toe
knees backing the bottom of the newspaper

i prepare eggs
i prepare coffee with milk and creme
i toast the bread
and i stay in the kitchen
peering out occasionally
as she sits in the sofa
by the window
ignoring her stool



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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