just lay there still
at the over pass lamp
King Lear is pressing down on Miles

-a book a poster
stretched out on the floor
flattening out ‘meaning of the horn’

when it’s ready
Miles on the wall
King Lear goes back on shelf
and you can take the cross walk home

i’ll play us a poem
play a song
light some candles
prepare a meal
you can take a shower
and when you’re ready
we’ll spend the night in silence


we’ll listen to our breathing calm
while the King and Miles look corner ways


but we’ll be free
out in the night
listening to the nothing of
but this perfect


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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