to be DARING….small steps beyond what we know…..

she’s nude
on New York stools
a window seat without glass
watching the passerby’s and listening to taxi’s.
it’s a Philadelphia cheese steak while dreaming of travel
not far but far enough to see what roads are beyond this window.
cross legged while the band behind her warms ups
a stand up base with curves from the neck and strings like hers –
the night lights will be coming on soon
and she’ll have to depart
-she’s never been this far north of 125th
and baby steps tell her that Baltimore or maybe New Jersey first_
wouldn’t be that hard to do.


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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