ROMAN COWBOYS

I
have the butt cheeks
of a Roman Gladiator
seen
through the eyes
of circus mirrors.

Here I am
10 feet tall –
witness
my smile my
glare of intimidation
through the mouth
of a drive thru
clown.

Cotton Candy

Boys in raised trucks
cowboy boots
with puzzled looks
about work
and saddle cinches
beautiful
pearly button shirts.

Girls
in short pockets
adjusting their jock straps
before walking across the
track ahead of a
horse pull.

I
have bellied up to the
bar
ordered a basket of
fries
asked if Guinness is in a
can
or from the
tap.

My Roman ass
has fought better fights
and tonight
wishes to snuggle
this stool
search the television
for American
politics knowing –
truth is
what we see in ourselves
even

if it’s all
a
lie…..

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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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