buzzard of oz

buzzard of oz

faded pleather divan nether lord
of glazed finish peter pans
staggers last stand-

he winds the strings
peddling sunrest stories,
then reclines in dirty wines,
lending skip to stiffest
spines, short-leashed
in sharpest brand
demands,

the dripping kings
of cobra fantasies,

coiled in flinch fearing
sham-oiled fist
command.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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breaking lucid bleak

on instagram as: grumpygorman

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fuck this melting gelato smog-
and its mist skittish ,
soot shroud-

laying reclaim to lewd shape
lines by shifting, sneering
line,

reshuffling of the intimate
in focus, bold-brushing
swan grays to the side,

full spiral ahead
to verves of forfeit dead,
broke-winged things invading skies
in vermillions eyes

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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Maggie Pie

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leper magpie shackles skin
of maple wing,

black bane,
bears sentry from salty wretch
of morn to slide of high tide noons
clear through coal for soul madman’s
stomp on night,

my tatty totem pal’s
never e’en spoken

though i cut gums on
glass chip hopes
she might.

oh,
to bait and slay that
tempest tantrum cast her here and stray
of courtesy calls from finer weather’s
fair, feathered friends

maggie, familiar to threat
of right connection

guards dead space,
like own bleached
pane reflection

©Anthony Gorman 2019

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breathe easy (in hunter’s breeze)

on instagram as: grumpygorman

wading lustrous crest
of dolphin’s sea dream  
vibrations, 

i motion lurking shadow guide,
then free fall to call of waking well,

floating light in lush clove breeze,
with sage leaves viced ‘tween
grateful knees,

lingering gentle and free as voyeur
to my distressed beloved,
dipped in night and  pleased,

‘ever at ease.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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the fall frees the fool

fool 1

perverse-
my reversion to treadmill dread
composing of faded photo flash
decompositions,

this life-song gone emperor blown
cherry-nosed fool when peeled of
glitter bard’s jading robe,

grown cheap on sleep jitters as audience
to own plunge from brilliance tree,  
to uncomfortable vowel
proficiency,

present thesaurus hits for
defeat and stale as shit,
indeed smack of
lack in me.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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