2020-11-18- Selfless Server

demands competing
for one’s focus,

worn as shrinking
ring around
the skull,

hands sway frantic
just above the
surface..

+++

of a sea you’re
required to
swim..

for rescue, over
and over
until..

dragged under
again..

with no real tip
for selfless
service.

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

..though it grows as that nagging glow within us.

image at – https://www.positive.news/society/10-ways-to-help-others-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

2020-09-06 – Mad the Dog

stealth pursuits
in greased
alleys,

hide your eyes,
behind the night,
behind brights
of screens,

behind words,
stripped of
light,

in stealth pursuits
thru shadow
alleys,

++++

i’m the stray dog
behaving
madly.

out purring for
a cat fight

Grumpy Gorman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image adapted from art by Patrick Kane McGreggor at – https://artisticallies.com/showcase-painter-patrick-kane-mcgregor/

..and front paw’s bleedin’ badly.

*poem loosely inspired by song above, narrated gruff by an Iggy Pop.