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.

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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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