In Preparation Of…..

let’s pick up the trees
move to the northern bay
not too far out of state
just a place in mind where it’s you and me for a while
a provincial wonderment
and the art of herself is in the wooded night
no one talking about anything except that God must be here

it’s all in a day trip
24 hours to become the outskirt
cross a border 3x over afterwards
shake hands with lost related ideas of friendship
paddle the references of escape
no one here but you and me
– what a crowded room

we’ll order in our mail
order out our meals
stay on base or around a lake
rent a cottage with morning coffee
evening tea
pretend nothing is less than more
when there’s more of this quiet solitude
-where there’s more…..


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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