Dear Candace

give forth your happy sadness
trying to transform the outside world
– do you go State by State or by

give us your sad happiness
turn it around on ‘they the people’ – this is a cross border examination
or is it a reflex wanting to join in on the ‘nothing
that we are’ comparison? – this Canadian outside world

Chewbacca lady
the streets are filled southward
and up here the rhetoric is reverberating
gives us something more than curiosity –
a giggle crossing borders breaking ‘the more than tension moment.’

bring forth your complete happiness
happiness – divine……

*Chewbacca Mask Lady – also known as Chewbacca Mom is an internet video showing Texas mother Candace Payne laughing while wearing a Star Wars Chewbacca mask. The video was posted to Facebook with the description “It’s the simple joys in life….” on May 19, 2016….


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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