2020-11-11- Light Swatter

i’m deflecting city
sateliites,

and wielding
butter

knife like blind machete
braced for a bad
breath

fight with another
neighbor over
parking
rights-

not yet over last
year’s sugar
white
lie..

and i’ll soon be deflecting
room’s stingy
light like

a swarm of lost
and lonely
flies.

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

image: Rhagoletis pomonella. Credit: NCBS-TIFR at – https://phys.org/news/2017-01-apple-maggot-flyhow-formation-species.html

2020-10-05 – Arms Crossed

is it wrong to hold hope
while others choke?

is it fair to weigh down
the hull of someone
else’s boat when
i can’t row?

is it ok to speak when
not spoken to
first?

is it wise for me
to keep on
eating

to quench
a deeper thirst

++++

fine, if you insist
i’ll spill it
all..

but you
first.

Arms Crossed Man
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorman/?hl=

painting by Catherine MacDiarmid at – https://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/CatherineMacDiarmid/artwork/94861?return=art-for-sale

2020-10-04 – Hammer Head

night’s snake eyes
roll right over

debris left from
the war,

and tongue’s
been swallowed
deep and
down,

to spare town folk
another round
of lashings,

must save that drive
and passion for
this run-down
shack’s..

rebuilding,

++++

but my hammer hand
hangs too heavy and
every head’s
a nail,

and that sounds
just like another
project set
to fail.

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

image at – http://www.designsoak.com/freaky-rendered-deformed-human-heads/

..no kidding.