This Fall

give me the inconceivable you
woman of the wild
moving not knowing she’s been witnessed.
give me the soft tones of whispering flesh
eyes that know it all when they see me.

on the streets of New York we’ll walk palm in palm
crawl around Central Park.
we’ll take in an Arkells concert
pay 15 bucks for the unknown Hamilton
grazing in concrete fields.

give me the hook of your hand
squeezing mine in a hostel – hotel with an ‘s’ –

we can leave an art gallery or better yet
National Library Public – you be Stantz and i’ll be Bill Murray

give me the nakedness of your sainthood
a nude woman fresh from bathing – a white wrap around your hair.
as you lean on the bed and into the mirror – ignore market street
or Times Square

but don’t ignore me

and know when you are not watching
i am observing you
and wishing only for more time-
knowing we have an abundance of wasted moments
where we forgot at times to laugh and be one…..

* Arkells: Canadian Juno winning band hailing from Hamilton Ontario

* Stantz/ Bill Murray: Ray Stantz portrayed by Canadian actor Dan Ackroyd in Ghostbusters. Bill Murray an American actor who portrayed Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters. A scene for the movie was shot outside the National Public Library in New York


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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