2020-09-23 – A Hard Strum.

i drag a hard thumb
criss-cross your
strings,

blind plucking like
i crafted your hollow,
then threaded
each one..

for my
pleasure,

never devoted the
hours nor ears

to commit your
melody to
heart,

rather, i bled for the
promise of magic
a true song
contains,

in that strained key
i’ve fingered for
too long to
know,

it’s no longer a
love song
i strum,

++++

but the howl of
lone wolf
..

when there’s no
moon left to
bark at..

beyond today’s
crashing
sun.

– Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorman/?hl=

image at – https://wallpaperaccess.com/guitar-art

..a hard strum for my sucked thumb.

2020-09-19 – Balcony Island

i drip inky drool on
balcony void
of you,

think i heard the alpha’s
hard-on rage
on past,

and the gripes
of ghost
kids

their kites still
litter the
curb,

catching shrapnel off
another Fight
Club night,

your simple song
now writes
itself,

and yes, this fold me
in chair spells
my doom,

but if I teeter
on railing’s
ledge..

+++

a few inches closer..
i’ll punch the
moon.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image: https://www.cloudynights.com/gallery/image/95931-moon-from-my-balcony/

..what? You want one too?

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.

2020-09-13 – Hitcher’s Way

just wait and see
what comes,

lost highway flashes
so many chilly
thumbs,

it’s a shame the tank’s low
and wallet’s wedged
under my bum,

pity it’s bottomless
too, so i can’t..

afford to get this
rusty rocket
some.

and i’m swerving too
panicked now to
offer a ride,

+++

but do hope each
thumb finds
a safe
one.

with a seat
warmer inside.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image by Matthew Elonis athttps://matthewelonis.com/2018/10/16/i-went-hitchhiking/

..gets chilly here at night

2020-09-08 Birds Chasing Birds

i see birds chasing
smaller birds,

bills
stuffed with
trash,

grey feather atop river
sands looks a bit
skeletal..

on such a backdrop,
much like my back
propped up

against these chilly
bench planks,

see, it’s where
my ghost
rests,

to crouch and curse
gulls chasing
smaller
gulls

+++

bills
stuffed with
cash.

Cranky Beachman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image adapted from photo by jodyvanb at – http://jodyvanb.blogspot.com/2012/08/beach-feathers.html