taken of fences

kiss-off cinder of arcane fires
reclaim shit-kicked spirits
left clinging fence wires

popsicle stick bridges mended,
now snaking amazon.com
drained forest,

pulled out from pin drop zones
in flavour ‘dis misty morning,
out of body stroll,

jus’ whistling ‘way
ashtray casualties-

clearly, least seen of
my blind spot debris.

martyr, no longer
olive limbs in

screams whispered
crossed knees, deep
pandora’s ravine.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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a cup o’ regular joe

joe’s writing his arched posture
into blog pages, barely thaw

lennui parked floorboards under,
and all sixty feet e’en lower that,

curdling, espresso handed
down spiral stares
into dead space,

‘clutch phone, then briefcase’
spit bitter divorce grounds
fore tin can kicks in

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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drinkin’ rosy ink thinks

feral faun tattoos stretched pupils
with a sun-dusty rose’s
sketched elegance

that flirts tumbleweed
to complete nothingness
in this space wept cold
but never quiet

no longer straining fungal gloom
‘gainst daisy chain drest
eden fence.

ink chamber, cocked and bloated,
lids split gauzy sea ‘fore all that
needle point’s black scratched
on javexed glass

the radio dead croon up their soul storms
of gratitude, feathered through
venetian pores,

skin reabsorbs harboured shadows
less than more.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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melt in glance

“buddy, don’t knock it, ’til
you’ve sputtered fumes!”

her giggles, the bookends
to anthologies scrawled top
her tightening skin,

rattlin’ closets hinged open,
night violets fall all day
in rudely borrowed room,

melted wicker lacquers rusts
clinging bed-shitter’s gears,

’til friction squeal peak’s rendered lowly
audible for fellows tweaked.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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