2020-12-04 – The Crack of Dawn

when each day
begins at
night,

it makes for prolonged
and welcome
stretches
of calm

before the
waking world

joins in, before
all freshly
risen

litter the
room

once still
with silence,

my heart caged by
self-reliance,

when each day
begins at
night,

i wince at each
splash of
light,

and at each smile
whiter than
mine.

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

..and that crack of dusk is wake up call for a few of us.

painting by Benjamin Roberts at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/308426274466235721/

2020-12-03 – Solitary Walks

the building blocks
were nothing
but steel
rocks,

thrown by bigger
boys in their
too tight
hats,

the melting clocks
are all i can see
and the sky
talks

like she cares how clean
i breathe the air
while alone
on walks.

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

image at – https://www.dreamstime.com/man-walking-street-lonely-man-illustration-image-digital-painting-acrylic-texture-image-man-walking-street-lonely-man-image160614947

2020-11-26 – Still Waters

gripping budded tip of
springboard’s
tongue,

trying not to touch
off its gag
reflex

each time i walk
my toes back
an inch..

further from the sting
of pool’s pouty
chlorine
lips

i make it back to land
and give patio
stone

a big dry
kiss.

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

Norman Rockwell painting at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/69876231690913980/

gif at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/69876231690913980/

2020-11-15 – Speak of Love

show me this true love
of which you
speak..

seems the version
i’ve coughed
up..

is pretty weak,
even for
me..

+++

all my writings and
pontifications
on love..

to deflect the
real thing,

in avoidance of
that clammy
handed..

first dance
feeling.

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

..but, what a feeling.

Napoleon Dynamite image at – https://www.spot.ph/newsfeatures/58535/10-awkward-prom-situations-that-youve-probably-banished-from-memory

bashful gif at – https://tenor.com/view/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-bashful-shy-blush-blushing-gif-3611780