2020-11-30 – Morning Breath

my morning beauty
with breath
worth

mourning, not that
it even matters,

i’ll still steal my
kisses like
Romeo
on a..

rose moon
bender,

we say our good
mornings

though cord on blinds
ain’t pulling
right

and where’d she hide
the bouquet of
black doves

i brought last
night?

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

painting by Harry Weisburd at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/morning-after-night-before-3d-harry-weisburd.html

2020-11-30 – The Staring Stone

she’s the noisy
calm that

tames the boy
inside the
statue

when he tugs on sleeve
for a playground
run about

++++

she’s rainbows when there’s
so little variation..

in the weather of
his current
venue,
or..

condition,

boy’s the staring stone
unknown at
home-

pale in
expression.

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

..an excuse is not a reason.

stone by Kaveman Art at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/341569952993461129/

2020-11-24 – Another Blue Balloon

let another blue
balloon go just to see
where it would
up and drift
off to,

then i reached up for
you like you weren’t
already part of a
new family,

my feet are blister
stones and all i
want is to be
the air

wherever you
breathe it
free.

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

image adapted from artwork here –https://fineartamerica.com/featured/dandelion-blue-balloon-artmarketjapan.html

2020-11-21 – Dark Room Dance

i keep your dark
room dance

tucked away
for when
i’m..

boring or lost
in ‘no wins’

of factless
crimes,

i keep the screen door
unchained..

so, blow in and
twirl your
dark

room dance
for

me
anytime.

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

image at – http://captivatedbymilakel.blogspot.com/2010/11/dark-room-introduction-pictograms.html

gif at – https://tenor.com/search/red-dress-gifs

2020-11-15 – Empty Pantry

i’ll let some light in
to brighten all
this blurry,

dust bunnies brush
the ashes from
their fur,

i’m not even
hungry,

though lefover
pizza claims
i am..

++++

i’d pause here
now for

laughter,

but i just gave
you my last
can.

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

..please sweep this bunnies from under my dusty old feet.

image at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/275986283389223260/

gif at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can_opener

2020-11-13 – Closed Circuit

with ice in my eyes,
i round another
circuit
of..

closed off
conversations

about blandest
store shelf
topics,

when i’d rather spritz
the room with
balmy

nectars of cool
tropic..

seascapes, though
lovely as they
drift by

are the dead-end
points of all my
dreams..

++++

i’m paddling home
through a sea
of clouds,
and..

will shrink back
into my box
thinking,

++++

rounding another
circuit
of..

closed off
conversations..

about day’s top
ten trending
topics

all the while,
sinking.

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

image by Dani Bravo at – https://useum.org/artwork/Bored-Man-Dani-Bravo-2011