The Man Who Couldn’t Fail

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yes i swing
at glass

and of course
i dance,

i pissed all over life’s
electric fence,

got the burn
scars to
show

my grandkids
as caution
tale,

in hopes they
flourish

where my dreams
lost heart
and

derailed,

that they sail where
a war ship
sunk

the man who
couldn’t
fail.

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

painting by Ivan Aivazovsky at – https://www.allworldwars.com/Marine-Paintings-by-Ivan-Aivazovsky-Part-I.html

painting by dom.pino at – https://peakd.com/hive-156509/@dom.pino/sinking-man-painting-process

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

Slow Runner Lost

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i’ve fallen for a runner
and am spent
of breath

can’t keep it
up with

every whim wild
on wind, the
spinning

wheel shakes up
my stable,

each time life
pistol’s
shot

girl’s off and nowhere
to be found..

so i run
lost.

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

image at – https://www.wallpaperflare.com/woman-running-holding-balloons-painting-sea-girl-sunset-emotions-wallpaper-qmshc

gif at – https://tenor.com/search/running-behind-gifs

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/

Without Cause

no matter the
offence,

i’ll remain as
mindless..

and keep on
hugging
you,

so, please look
out for me
too,

when flushed
of pink

as the
human tint..

runs screamin’ from
my skin and the
veins in both
temple
s

start
flexing,

and i’ll do my honest
best not to give
you cause..

to look out for the
red lights
that

make these nights
so long for
you.

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i love you, no
offence.

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

image at – https://redlightman.com/light-therapy/infrared/

gif at – https://footage.framepool.com/en/shot/945148127-angel-of-peace-traffic-light-column-red-color

Under Cover

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somewhere crouched
behind self-
loathing

rests my talent,
snoring

under a firm
enough

foundation,

fountain streaming
heartfelt
flow..

from a dying
spring,

dressed up
in dregs,

dross of unaddressed
resurfaces
for

one last swing..
and i feel
all of
it.

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

image at – https://emacl.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/why-hide-our-identity/

gif at – https://thirdhour.org/blog/life/humor/kids-at-primary-program/

I Chew

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last scrapings
from jar

taste too
much like more,

i gnaw thru lining
of mouth,

like it’s cream
of wheat

because the box
is full of
empty,

hey, here’s
a toy..

now i’m lone
shark

circling..

a paltry pantry on
blind hunt
for

food..good girl!
atta boy!

i guess this half
ravaged
sack

of goldfish
will do,
so..

i chew like bad
dog on his
rubber
bone

like
a boot.

Original Nursery Art Dog on Stretched Canvas | Pet branding, Dog sketch, Dog  outline

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

image at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/537898749217705436/

gif at – https://giphy.com/gifs/goldfishsmiles-doodles-goldfish-crackers-3s2aFiXR1Yt1sPo232

Healing Hopes

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playing tug of war
with torn
hem

of basement
blanket,

i’m itchy stitches
from the bite
of your

disarming
wit,

and here’s more of
that corny
drip

you crave more
than you’ll

admit in those
bare mirror
moments,

falling into
glass
for

sharpest
kiss,

you band-aid
my split
lip,

i nurse the scars
on your fair
wrists.

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

artwork uploaded by Nelitta Chamberlain at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/708824428844332652/

gif at – https://blingee.com/blingee/view/110957918-band-aid-heart-