Long Distance….

you need sunglasses
and cut out stone to pattern your sidewalk
you need a dog to walk
and you need certain times of day

give me your evenings

point ourselves west – ‘no’?
o.k – we’ll walk with the sun to our backs
protect our eyes and cast a shadow over the fence line
into the grain fields and hay ready to be bailed in circles

give me your phone calls

your distorted voice sounds as though distance has no meaning
the displaced phone cord giving solitude to our footsteps
missing from the moment

run to me – ‘no’?
coax me then – into a conversation
drink some orange juice with me
and turn down the radio so i can hear you properly

give me you – i’ll give you me

sunglasses on
dog at ready
sidewalk patterned to your likeness…..

* Coax Me….song by Canadian band Sloan….including orange jui
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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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