The House With Two Doors

i write your name in the glass window of the steel door
there’s 2 in the house so your name goes front to back
repeating process until the words are art and the forest full of trees

the overlapping creates ‘m’ birds
peaks of sugar mountains and a valley where we can swim
a memory for the memories looking out the glass window

onto the front street
into the back fields of time

will you hold my hand when you return
we’ll walk the trails and follow the lines of your name


the signature is complete


there’s a flag at the top of the sugar mountains
where the ‘m’ birds settle down for a rest….


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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