2020-11-26- Bill the Duck

stray feet lumber
shameless..

into room, stinking
desperate to
appeal
to

any beak with
a light,

each little pale stick
turns ash ‘tween
the lips of..

a blood
drained duck..

cracks licked drier
with each
suck,

down tar lungs
failing to
quit.

but Bill the duck don’t
believe in good
luck..

so, Bill don’t
need it.

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

*very loosely inspired by the 1970’s ‘Howard the Duck’ comic book series

image at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/40673202865955511/

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

2020-11-05 – Target Practice

head ain’t
hollow

but it often
feels so,

i’m not the same
shaky target
you knew.

though i still
quiver,
as..

i waltz by each
archer in a
room.

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

image adapted from art by Timothy Green – https://www.artmajeur.com/en/myexile2/artworks/10544191/blind-archer

gif at – https://giphy.com/gifs/latelateshow-james-corden-late-show-xThuW5MZ3QpOQJJtja

2020-09-30 – Graceless

i’ve a lust for loss
and costly
labor,

it streaks my screen
good and
dark,

a purge of art
for wild’s
sake

it over works
the heart,

and brightens up
my powder
face

++++

in the crags and
creases most
lacking

faith’s beauty
and grace.

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

painting by Linda Deater at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mime-reaction-linda-deater.html

..blushes in spades.

2020-09-28 – Less for More

don’t mind resting as
frost on grief’s
floor,

long as my eyes don’t
fade too far from
focus

to guard clear sight of
your slivered
light,

slipped as love note
beneath our
bedroom
door..

++++

for i’ve
welcomed far
less

for
more.

Belly Crawlman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorman/?hl=

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

..distance from the inner squabbles that lead to all out war.