150 Years (0ct 21/16)

what’s this in my middle chest
the river, this Severn, along the Fall tree line – orange.
a second Autumn portrait of yellow in the park.
what’s this written (up front)
on my hands?
what am i moulding – this mould – i am moulding
creating anew within me

half clay,
half soil,
eroding old memories,
a young seedling,
an aged tree,
a wise woman,
this resting place,
a time line,
no rest,

i am resigned

resigned to?

tight jean jacket,
blessed kiss,
wind breaker,
First Avenue –
let’s go to 2nd street.
catch a plane,
expose ourselves and bring home
or go home….

wrap me in a blanket
i am honoured – knocking a travelogue off my shoes
(before) entering your home.
let’s ride in your single ship,
i hear a connection down the quiet river
a whisper,
a train 600 km’s north

north –
and it’s still only



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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