diary of my Mind

i pull two of my own books from Bryan Prince Bookseller
including
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

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

dear
James Street

dear
Forest Ave

beautiful
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
in
my life.

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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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