Nameless Games

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i don’t ask for
names, i
won’t

give in,

i don’t rig the
ring games,

i’ve
never..

that’s why i
rarely
win,

it’s
tried
and true,

that, or i’m just a
lousier player
than you.

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

painting by Stephon Wright at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/welcome-to-the-carnival-stephon-wright.html

gif at – https://tenor.com/view/mike-dawson-ring-toss-retsupurae-carnival-ya-missed-pal-gif-12853065

My Flame to Your Fire

inner compass
shattered,

pieced it back together
but it never held
its glue,

i can’t tell which
cracks are
you,

maybe beauty’s
the fall
apart,

one day, i’ll be the
bones heap

before
you,

one day i’ll
be pretty
too..

but i can’t hold a
flame to the
fires in
you.

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

..for i don’t glow like you.

image at – https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/womans-hands-holding-a-burning-candle-abstract-candles-background-many-candle-flames-gm948068736-258850749


Quitter’s Race

these days..
i’m a magnet for
miracles..

maligned,

thus
undeserved,

the lump of coal in sock
of a marathon
runner,

at moment before
race’s collapse,

intent’s to keep
the smoking spokes
‘neath tire

from crashing
relapse.

been pounding the
track for too
long

to notice time
sprinting
past.

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

image borrowed from article by Adam Friedman at – https://advancedathletics.com/avoid-over-training-and-career-ending-injuries-with-these-5-steps/

..with its shortcuts stealthily mapped.

so? we finish last.. first prize is just more track.