diary of my Mind

i pull two of my own books from Bryan Prince Bookseller
one from The Hamilton Store

as a poet
that’s a big deal

taking a chance monetarily
in a world where more often – little comes through

it’s a risk taker
giving away self published money

$90 worth
on their way to a literary competition.

but what’s the risk if they stay on the shelf – never moving
and what’s the risk if the competition goes well?

but it’s not for competition sake

a thank you letter
to a city which now moves through your blood

James Street

Forest Ave

Catherine and Mary

hello John
of course King

my Cork and town
St. Pat….

over the Skyway

running a guitar riff
white falcon

kewl as Arkell Street
unique as Jackson

past the fire stacks
growling Tom Wilson…


in the P.S
scrawled inside the first book
i write to wife who has been called my muse

dear Kelly –

you’re as sexy as this town
equally gritty

and I’m a lucky man
to have each
of you
my life.


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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