Jimmy and Hank

I wish i could sketch
scribble figures on the side of pages
see beyond the words like Buk
posing his fat self with a cigarette and triple X of booze

in there would be you
when the words cannot describe
on a stool thinking for me while i sit in a bar
and listen to the floor boards
listen to Jimmy on the fiddle missing his brother
and then scribbling the ghost of himself on a napkin
or a ship leaving the east coast

sometimes it is as they say
a picture is worth a thousand words
because it can say everything without one line mentioned
-only the artists name and even then when it’s a scribble
theres like nothing but a memory lying inside the 30 second drawing.

* Buk: Hank Chinaksi or Charles Bukowski or Uncle Buk….same man same scribbler same poet……

* Jimmy: Member of the famous Canadian band from the east coast known as the Rankin Family. Jimmy Rankin also has a solo career. Before music his first interest was in becoming an artist of a different sort….his sketches can be found inside some of his album covers….


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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