God do you really love me
‘what a silly question’
and the geese fly over head
another fall into wintersleep where i can hibernate within you.
do you hear the voice within
you placed words inside my chest
displaced puzzle of phrases – your gift to me
‘organize them and resend out into the Canadiana’.
i am praying lately in the early morning hours
knowing you are with me – i place a second chair
understanding the outside world without their faith will say
‘he’s a strange and silly man’
so instead of the front – we sit in the backyard
and the geese are flying home
wintersleep is over once again……


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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