The City of Ice Cream Headaches

the sidewalks of ice cream headaches
40 km/hr winds – Valentines Feb

we hold mitten hands in Montreal
searching Catherine and Crescent

saintly roads connecting streets to hi-way
as we dodge little stores for warmth

bobbing around – bowing heads in
Basilica of Rome – falling down dusty museum
where crucified Jesus cries off in ceramic pain
a little red room to the side calling for ‘Mary’

-bundle tightly my love
we will crawl under ground to Bonaventure

separate body – our dogged hearts asking ‘why’
Sunday is setting off and your bus travels to Richelieu

my train back to Belleville – lonely Belleville…..

– note*

4 couples in line wait and chat

‘she married him – and he was all Catholic
but in her heart, her soul was Anglican….. you know
not like here – but how it is back home’….

my torn tired body focuses back to you
we live on faith my love

you are in my heart….my soul is all you.


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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