Andrew Wyeth Time Machine

i know you’re sore
sit on the edge of the claw tub
simple as laundry on the line
acrylic breeze softening to the idea of water colour lineage
i’ll bring the sponge to your back
and the silent dripping of water will relax your spine
neutral as a boat in dry dock.
your eyes can close and let go of the weeks you spent
i’ll put you at ease – a farmer after harvest
the equipment inside
supper on the stove – kids out front
September ready.
Soft tones of what you need
your skin returning to the calendar
eyes opening ready to sink inside the tub
be left to the echo of reverb
lulling you… telling you…
the barn door white
the back patio towards the ocean
the breeze….slowing it all down
for 5 minutes…

* Andrew Wyeth was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century.


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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