Canadian Subjects….

{*Okay maybe not all Canadian subject matter here….Nudes should not be posed like so much fruit….a line I read somewhere regarding Norman Rockwell and his work…..

*At the train station references another Alex Colville painting (soldier and girl at train station) (Canadian painter)

*Hurry and East (wind) breezes…..Tragically Hip references}

nudes should not be posed like so much fruit
but i have a longing for you
a desire to see you in front of me
around me

just to know you are part of me

but in this instance
the roles are reversed
you are the soldier at the train station

and i

am the loved one left on the platform

don’t go
but hurry quickly
get the job done and come home

and the between time will be left – in between
where we rally for ourselves
console one another in strength stronger
than an east breeze

you do your job
and i will look after house and children
– this family unit…traveling where need be…
…and we chose this

just know…..

don’t go
but hurry

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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