Flushing Fever

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sunburns on
tan lines,

a hazy sweat glow in
the swelt of..

shake-off summer
heatwave,

heart bleeds out
in fever’s
teeth,

hose me clean
so i may
sleep.

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

painting by Mats Eriksson at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/high-fever-mats-eriksson.html

gif at – https://tenor.com/view/washing-face-splash-face-with-water-water-run-water-trying-to-wake-up-gif-14814629

Wobbly Table

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drove by flamed
out greasy
spoon,

it’s been ten
different
diners

in the last
three

decades,

ten different menus
in the hungry
hands of
loners
under

ether of neon blinks,
the tension’s
palpable

and when the bar crowd
funnels in we just
hide under

same wobbly
leg table.

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..now that we’re no longer able to.

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

image at – https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/wendys-employee-who-burned-down-restaurant-sentenced-to-nearly-two-years-in-jail

gif at – https://giphy.com/explore/open

Cup Too Late

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i roll a quarter
between my
fingers

as city crumbles
in my cup of
of coffee,

shaking every outed
stranger still
in bed,

shielding skin from
gamma rays

in shade of sight’s
periphery,

it’s too dark
a night
for..

this late a
coffee.

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

painting by Robert Holewinski at – https://pixels.com/featured/late-night-coffee-shop-robert-holewinski.html

gif at – https://freefoto.ca/home-security-alarm-clock-gif.html

Bed of Light

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i take
caffeine only

in an IV, tapped
straight from
a maple..

otherwise i prefer
anabolic tea
cause..

it keeps me
up and

grittin’ teeth
through
heavy
lifts,

guess i’ll grab
my jar of
water
life

and go climb
out on a
cliff..

for a scream
of echoes
while

i sob a prayer
for sleep
tight-

for pity
in your light.

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

image at – https://www.art.com/products/p48209481651-sa-i10832097/tithi-luadthong-astronaut-sitting-on-cliff-s-edge-and-looking-to-fireflies-illustration-painting.htm

gif at – http://Grumpy Gorman igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygo

Burning Plastic

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woke shaken
into night,

’twas a rough
birth from

dusky dream
in which
you

appeared..

holding my polaroid
rapt in flame,

i gasped to snuff
the bonfire,

only fanning
hell’s fumes
higher..

while mouthing
a prayer for
rain.

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

photo at – https://thequietus.com/articles/05479-what-are-you-doing-in-there-the-rise-and-fall-of-bedroom-music-2

gif at – https://tenor.com/search/dancing-around-the-fire-gifs

2020-12-26 – A Cup Too Late

coffee shop #horror #metal chairs #rustic #scary

i roll a quarter
between my
fingers
as

city crumbles in
my cup of
coffee,

waking every outed
stranger still
in bed..

shielding skin from
gamma rays

in shade of sight’s
periphery,

and what if night’s
too lonely
for..

this late a
coffee?

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

gif at – https://tenor.com/view/coffee-mug-aroma-gif-13610911

table photo at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/294422894383243265/

Clicking Teeth

Sometimes I'm Scared Painting by Madison Sherman

pray i don’t wake
with clock’s
hands

as feet..

and what if the
tooth fairy
ever

tires of teeth?

what will he crawl
into my mouth
to claim
next?

and will it bleed
the roots?

and if sandman
ever falls
asleep,

who will grant me
slumber under
this leaky
roof?

and if i do drift into
ether i hope
not to

wake to same griefs-
still clicking
teeth.

The Sandman from the TV Show "Sleepy Hollow". | Sleepy hollow, Sleepy,  Sleepy hollow cast

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

artwork by Madison Sherman at – https://pixels.com/featured/sometimes-im-scared-madison-sherman.html

gif at – https://imgur.com/gallery/yl7lMN2