2020-08-09 – After Death

The Birth of Breath

if kindness is
weakness you’re
the strongest
i’ve met,

and when a blind man
leads shackled feelers
down slicker lips
of cellar

if there’s a slip in grip
or tumble south,

who’s left to lend
the tale to ears
that won’t

they too were born
with hands

over their


took me years of absence to
rediscover inward

and love showed up,
just in time to foil another
shallow death.

Grumpy Gorman

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