MAY 2 – 4

there’s a belt buckle on my mind
how it makes my hipless front appear cool
strutting fashion at the cottage
(tilt body) slap bugs
watch the cuff line
ensure the shirt is short sleeve
Hawaiian and
stopping at the belt buckle
check out mirror
– this is diminished capacity
the 40 year old waist line…..

……and you are not forty

play the record player
leave the cottage for New York
searching for better fashion accessories
but fuck new york
it’s too hot for anything but corona
a lawn chair
sounds of children’s laughter
dog dancing in the water
chasing tennis ball

– toss him the belt buckle

he or the fish can chase the
shiny metal……


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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