fades in beige (an ode to william corgan)

when your life is lacking taint,  it’s your job to get out the paint… 


was the fall of Eve,
in frosted velvet cupcake sheets,

when twilight curiosities
wagged parlour fingers
in space, at me.

caught bloody palms, brain free
in gentler brush of
sweetheart’s tree

all slain, bold gashes
in beiges of backsplashes 

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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blunted blade blues

nice notes 2

golden swan-dive tune’s
deep doldrums barking croon
swaggers hot with swing,

spinning spicy sax notes
round chinked-fang 
chain bride ring,

sung-up sun bared backs,
rolling our blacks out in
midnight mares,

next, gong-toll loopholes
sage smoke our grudges in
gloomy rose blush dusk swarm,

mopping sweat, tucking quarrels
under roach snug corners
of blotter acid-jazzy

blunting pinch of
soured cherry cello in

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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right in hand slight of man

penis 1

greased flesh
flexed, unisex in
maxim man’s shaken

please note calculation’s
tacky tracing of 
registered offensive
right hand.

rocket cockpit bait
for glistening russet nests
‘tween vanilla wafer thighs of
seedy scout’s girl guides?

an oversold allure
of lower-belt matter size?

or simply, plaintiff’s
gnawing whore shames
tuned in and amplified.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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hatched of doves

dove 3
lamb lovers unfurl and sway
cotton dove tale flags

like helium breath balloons 
settling over nervous lakes in
newborn’s skyline,

prompting peace-pipe offer to
cult of liable, healing old
lesions of tunnel greed

power steaming ebon tower
erect, crooked by bloated babel
decrees as crumbs of
current currency,

a raw egg kind of
common love batch

despite roofy bourgeoisies
of Sir Humpty Grumpy’s wall
bordering tragedy,

the golden meek, nursed
bolder blood freaky, in streaming
God light of life faith’s absurdities

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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Monroe knows

marilyn 4

a bombshell kind of pearl cross beauty
dissolved gaunt from gin
in menthol vapour,

midst waste of ‘hand down pants’
insipid, three ring pokus
circus ape assaults,

trap-door, charmer jesus’
rescue from chiffon virtues
of body’s tire-tread

lone touch of plain
humanity to brush ash clear,
her iced, lunar surface.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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