St. Jean

there is this unhatched egg on my mind
a naked blur in the water
floating through my dreams carrying a visual scent
-then i roll over an am half awake in the darkness

5am flashes and I know you are already on the training floor
so what do i do with myself?

i mark off another X on the calendar
call it a testament to love and strength
shedding loneliness and the dream of flesh

coffee brews
a decat on the rosary is spent
and the phone is carried hoping nothing will come from you
until the appropriate time

‘the days are long but the weeks are short’

you are right my dear

5pm flashes on the radio and I create supper
knowing your day still has another 6 hours to go
so what do i do with myself?

i wait for your call
and then i dream another night
of unhatched eggs and skin tone blurs in the water
knowing each day comes sooner and sooner
when one can never get used to sleeping alone…….


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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