Tinted Windoors

nocturnal me turnin’
all that gold straw

boiling the coarse elbow skin
off a poisoned stove-top

into waitin’ silk lined casket
in tar lung of coughing

and through slits cut in weepy
window, sky’s milk stinks
like curdled cream.

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A Christmas Morning Spit Shine

tonight i watched the
sky get high

and just like dead man
i am, i climbed up
to meet it,

it’s christmas morning
now all the time,

the anticipation of your
magic, not those the piles of
pills and plastic,

though often diplomatic at the table
i’m more cape and mask
than capable
or sage,

still, can’t let kids think the
cake’s just crumbs

or that angel top
our tree’s
a fake.

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turmoil in white

stiff long before
bulb flashed,

a leer at hollow print
won’t unearth

past has still

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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pouring trees

raining tree

slipped joints run lengths

from pouring tree,


lank and drippy, drooping

sorry sermons strain boughs

leaking bourbon


a sunken story

place to be,


just slippery sky and

flea parties.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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Hands In the Garden, Five Years In the Weeds

So, it’s been five years since this little site began. I don’t often connect with readers outside of the comments section but this does not diminish my appreciation for those who take the time to engage with my thoughts, through all their colourful and jarring incarnations.

Browsing the archives is like revisiting an awkward yearbook photo. It’s nostalgic and cringe inducing at points. 🙂

So, enough me talk.. let’s go write…. and thanks again.



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