when headlights smash wall

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when headlights hit walls2

crackling, sick sculptures
crowd stage of 
front door 

keys slung on
cold hook, 
gross slurring for more,

dad’s smarm slickens
nape of  
tight as twins mom-

all quivers
arched over
pie-cradling palms

bile burps of liquor
belt evening’s shy lisp

crumbs of
soot cookie flicked

from son’s
olive chipped lips.

© Anthony Gorman 2018

image: Pixabay

simple math

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simple math

add- fat cub to classroom of provoked goblin vultures, confusion dashed with stiff-brown instruction, brain caged by frets of flame-adorned home.

subtract:  carefree breeze in cauldron eyes, truths faded in platitudes hugged through morning sendoff shuns,  ability to smooth digested rude

multiply- tally of alarm clocks thrashed throughout twitchy half-sleeps, flights to bathroom stalls during recess eternities, bic stabs to upper left wing

divide- loved ones reaching in,  tender boy-heart, portioned for closing swarm of closing, frothing goats 

equals:  🙂

© Anthony Gorman 2018

image: Pixabay

 

 

a brittle bind

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father son

fever-slick
father,

rainbow
shaman son

flourished
plot of
damages done.

gifted doe-eyed
puppy,

stomped it.

chain bridge grows
porcelain planks,
and slow

my treacheries tread
along its skin, 

guilt smudged 
glass in fist

JD and grit
blended crass

time’s bottomless flask
drains blessings fast

© Anthony Gorman 2018

image: Pixabay