2020-12-10 – Heavy Lunch

an inch of ice between
the sea and
my feet,

surface so slight
its veins

spreading through
misty frost

nowhere but
down to


but i can’t swim yet,
it’s been less

an hour since
our heavy

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

*poem loosely inspired by the Frightened Rabbit song “Floating in the Fourth”. Lead singer, Scott Hutchinson committed suicide in 2018 after a very candid history of depression. The cover above was part of a tribute album dedicated to the memory of Scott and his vulnerable and wry musical voice. It’s not all honey and rainbows, so i won’t pretend it’s so.

image at – https://www.deviantart.com/x-ample/art/Walking-On-Thin-Ice-15883318

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