2020-11-26- Bill the Duck

stray feet lumber
shameless..

into room, stinking
desperate to
appeal
to

any beak with
a light,

each little pale stick
turns ash ‘tween
the lips of..

a blood
drained duck..

cracks licked drier
with each
suck,

down tar lungs
failing to
quit.

but Bill the duck don’t
believe in good
luck..

so, Bill don’t
need it.

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

*very loosely inspired by the 1970’s ‘Howard the Duck’ comic book series

image at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/40673202865955511/

2020-11-26 – Still Waters

gripping budded tip of
springboard’s
tongue,

trying not to touch
off its gag
reflex

each time i walk
my toes back
an inch..

further from the sting
of pool’s pouty
chlorine
lips

i make it back to land
and give patio
stone

a big dry
kiss.

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

Norman Rockwell painting at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/69876231690913980/

gif at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/69876231690913980/

2020-11-26 – Blind Spots in Behaviours

i’m drum skins
you’re..

the bony finger
drumming,

you dance with
ten carat
ankles

i’m a walking
seizure..

lost on all
fours

and i do hope it
pleases you
to see
me

mocked in
town square

for a shopping list
of soft spots
and..

blind
behaviours.

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

image at – https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/portraits-stunning-women-blurry-vision-6322501

2020-11-26 – Both Ways Looked

auto-raised to stop
and look both
ways but
was

never warned
that it’s

no guarantee
of safety,

it’s merely the most
mindful of
the

blind decisions
to leave
me..

nose down
on road..

see?

looked both ways and
still had no way
to know..

driver never
noticed
me..

++++

a muddy mind can’t see
where blind spots
appear,
so..

it’s best to wipe
that muddy
clear.

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

image at – https://fineartamerica.com/art/paintings/chicken+cross+the+road

2020-11-26 – Clean Tread

in eyeless storms
like these,

no boot print lasts
any longer
than

the time taken
to land the
step

and i won’t say
i’ll miss it

when the path looks
so smooth and
clean

without it.

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

artwork at – https://pngtree.com/freebackground/creative-winter-footprints-background-material_951499.html

gif at – https://pngtree.com/freebackground/creative-winter-footprints-background-material_951499.html