One Fire

i’m cold steel
leaning into your fiery burlington street fire
and the harbour burns alive
the stars light up the night stage
and downtown calls us up James

but let’s not stop there


this novemember night

are you my cold steel?
i’ll be your fire stax leaving under overpasses –
we’ll take kenilworth
find our way up the mountain

keep driving babe
or let me

we’ll somehow be in Niagara before you know it
we’ll be in the wine fields drinking megalo
we’ll be anywhere but apart

my thoughts are cold steel in the night
ready on the beach under the sky
shining dark and brave
ready for your heat

we’ll heat each other
we’ll be both cold steel and hot
hot fire

hot fire leaving

wrapping around the Q.E mouth
on static electric trax
heading out to another town
still in this same province
but showing ourselves

hot fire melting cold steel

and from the distant horizon
people will see

one burning glow……..


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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