2020-09-06 – Drone of Horns

life’s mystery begins
like many,


and finishes with
a coal mist

spilling into head’s
echo chamber,

i won’t
shame you

for my listlessness,

life’s tune is merely pleasant
as drum clicks of


the melody now buried in
the achy drone of
muffled horns,

Grumpy Gorman

image adapted from art by Lori McPhee at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/devoted-tuba-player-lori-mcphee.html

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