Island Park

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this string of words
like a bubble
chain..

of lead pearls
around the
mind
at

work too hard
for too
long

in the dark..

to crash land here
head in
hands

on a bench
in island
park.

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

image posted by cocoparisienne at – https://pixabay.com/illustrations/island-sea-fantasy-lonely-art-1721196/

painting by Mary Tuomi at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/lonely-in-paris-mary-tuomi.html

A Weed In The Wall

i dream to play
your mirror
but..

i’m a window
the insiders

peer through to
see what’s
bright

and dangling off
life’s high
branch,

though i dream
to flow

on with you,
into you
i’m..

..often shy
to dance.

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

artwork by Hunter Radinger at – https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Wallflower-mini/1362871/7024099/view

gif at – https://moirakstone.com/tag/dandelions/

Cup Too Late

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i roll a quarter
between my
fingers

as city crumbles in
my cup 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

Good in Well

welcome kisses to
you, it’s not
new year..

but the fadeout
of an old
song
in

a loud deaf
world regaining
hearing

on a surface
dry of

heart-sprung,
nectar
leaky

touchy
nice feeling

goosebumps and
shivers from
the inner
well

that shelters
me from
hell.

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..i fold the map and drop it where old rains fell.

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

painting by Omaste Witkowski at – https://pixels.com/featured/old-fashioned-well-abstract-omaste-witkowski.html

Spilling Gold

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ignorant to common good
in floods so gold
and sticky

i pour myself right
through the
floor..

then crawl back into
open arms of

vacant
bar..

hard on with
a thirst,

tumbleweeds roll over
my tongue in
a desert
gust..

teeth burnt to
the gums..

chewed long
and rusty,

i broke for first piss stop
on a long night
of crossed
legs

in sea of stall lines
for a few shots
of relief,
while..

at overflowing
tables..

tumblers fit too well
in fists of men
at feast.

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

painting by Ryan Bauer-Walsh at – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/theater/maries-crisis-facebook-live.html

gif at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMgoQBHx12g

Pounding Rain

Harold Lloyd Pushing Man Out Door and Hiding Woman 8 x 10 Inch Photo at  Amazon's Entertainment Collectibles Store

don’t let go of
my finger,

i’m so mighty..
in theory,

as a stranger takes out
his troubles on the
front door
and..

says he will until
i unchain,

which i will,

if i had half
a brain

i’d slow my breath
and wait out
the rain.

Knocking On The Door In The Young Frankenstein Classic

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

image at – https://www.amazon.com/Harold-Lloyd-Pushing-Hiding-Woman/dp/B01E6EHZWG

gif at – http://mrwgifs.com/knocking-on-the-door-in-the-young-frankenstein-classic/

One Candle

plunging the ponds
of past
but..

each delve yields
far less than
the last,

i’ll find a new
crutch to
rest

my burdens or
stand up
taller..

to see how much
weight..

my joints can
handle
and..

if i don’t burst
into flame..

i’ll still find shade in
the warmth of
one candle.

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

*image of candle recently sent to me by a friend to enhance my creativity. Acts of kindness help keep others glowing.