2020-11-17 – Baby Spoon

mother flashes me
my spoon from
the baby
years,

i never knew
she was keeping
records
too,

only mine are
stashed in
laundry
nook..

of unfinished
basement,

as hers rest
spotless..

in country kitchen
drawer, where..

she can still see,
touch, reuse
them-

still handy,
for..

times we choose
to share in
them.

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

illustration by Maisie McNeice at – https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/ask-the-expert-how-can-i-get-my-two-year-old-to-give-up-being-spoon-fed-34853279.html

2020-10-27 – Summer Sitter

in home lacking
stable..

you were warm
breaths
from

the
outside,

a fresh and lively sprite
that showed me

life’s best games
aren’t just for
winners,

kept my head
in dream..

and my hand
in yours..

like a bottomless
box of crayons
through..

those frigid
summers.

..so, i thank you Karen.

image at – https://outschool.com/classes/babysitting-for-beginners-gQhkiZb5?sectionUid=92cfd558-970e-4326-98ce-310ff2b07f46

2020-10-12 – Your Kind Reach

you’ve caught me in
another bubble..

give me a moment to
shake it off and
find some
ground,

i’ll climb down now to
meet you for a tea
and share..

in some good old
fashioned
caring,

i’m so jazzed
you’re here..

+++

without your kind
reach, i’d still be
stuck up
there

for
nothing.

Aimless Climber
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorman/?hl=

..now we’re cooking.

painting at – https://www.amazon.com/Original-Painting-Canvas-Purple-Iverson/dp/B01DG1YX2K

2020-09-18 – Lit Path Home

grateful for xmas
morning gift
of you.

and all the bags we
drag behind
for me,

and all fits of flutter too
oft sunk in swamps
of our own
discord,

on each lost street
you find
me.

with step away,
you reach
towards,

++++

why would i
ask more?

Grateful Grump
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image by Tai Meng Lim at- https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Street-Light/315309/3899751/view

..let’s scuff the next dance floor.

2020-09-10 – My Old Dad Face

i’m another late to
dinner sinner
in heat,

a salad spinner tossing
fistfuls of greens at
sangria sky,

the leafy mess
drips a bit
saucy

for dry old dad
tastes like
mine

but you built the
feast. and
well..

++++

it’s still really
nice you
try
,

dear, do ignore the
lemons on this
old dad’s
face
,

a few squeezes,
i’ll be fine.

Sour Smirkman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image: https://www.pickpik.com/man-stress-male-face-adult-young-32727

..sour milked from red eyes