If You Want It

fire eats

you can hear it snapping bones in darkness
that slow dinner sound in the night – releasing heat

fire uncovers the soul

with a glove hand you can rub off the ash and find what’s left of yourself
underneath

fire heals

it dances with the stars and settles the night
keeping all wolves at bay

fire devours
levels the playing field and
gives you a second chance….if you allow it

if you work with it – wisely

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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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