mind vs reality

dance into the autumn with me
we will be defiant together
the forest cocoon until nightfall
needing a fire to stall out their wild eyes of hunger
and our swords will stake the ground
our 4 limbs will match their strength
and we will wish for morning as though prayer
was never whispered as loudly before

but a what a night

and what love we’ll share

better than listening for ghosts
and painting our warrior faces
jumping at sounds
wishing for stars and tasting the smells
our frozen breath

frost – then – dripping morn – fern – green
our cocoon canopy turning gold
followed by the colours of oranges’ red – her brown lit earth
as we leave the forest behind never so happy to be back outside
crossing a cow field and heading for home along a gravel road
knowing breakfast will be on the kitchen table
or in the cupboard


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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