It’s a Living…

WRITE

WRITE – say the editors

-say the publishers
-say the online newspapers

WRITE

get that copy over to us ASAP

it’s not news
it’s paid advertising
it’s front page coverage without the bombs

-it leads with out the bleeding

but i am bleeding
from the ears trying to compose this stuff

WRITE

WRITE

WRITE – says you

-says my loving wife

it’s a pay check and we need the pay.

ALL RIGHT dear –

make me some coffee
fry me some eggs slightly runny
bring me a comb for my hair
i will

WRITE

WRITE

WRITE

Write – say i
this job from home to keep us from
homelessness
i
will write and wonder back to
the days of pick and the shovel
i
will write and stare at the page
picking and shovelling the
words into these
paid editorials

forever grateful
-dear Abbey

forever grateful
-dear sir

forever grateful
-dear sanity

WRITE!…….

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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 crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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