when the Temp reaches 36 degrees

she’s going to fight it – the entire way
empty dryer spinning
washer machine with open lid.

she’s on her side
and her eyes are opening.
she has slept night long
and the meadow background shines.

but here tucked under fern
drumming your missing rib
she smirks and quotes Dylan
says ‘read me some Thomas’

tell me about his version of Adam
and his version of Eve.

tells you whether inside the gated community
or on the outskirts
her day won’t begin until someone apologizes
to her…..


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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