2020-10-18 – Coward’s Crow

it’s the coward’s
crow that
tails
me

into rusty bowels
of haunted
caves,

under a pharma-grade
solution’s snake-
oil illusion,

like it’s badge
of bravery,

but crow just splits
come first
whiff

of coward’s
need.

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

painting by chichu-chan at – https://www.deviantart.com/chichu-chan/art/Crow-Man-146749837

crow gif at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/566468459371809990/

2020-10-18 – On With The Show

i slip on a
scratched up disk

to hear it
new,

each skip.. another
chance to freeze
a moment,

to force another note to
repeat when it
only wants
to flow..

into next
song,

now, on with
the show.

Vinyl Groover
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

..but it skips on, and.. but it skips on, and.. but it skips on..

painting by Antonio Romero at – https://romeroartwork.com/2020/04/27/the-show-must-go-on/

skipping record gif at – https://tenor.com/view/victrola-record-player-playing-records-cartoons-gif-8912183

2020-10-18 – Family Farm

the barnyard gate’s
been left

swinging open,
clanging
iron

in wrath of a
bad breeze
again,

and i can’t find
a roaming
hen

let alone a
lone egg
intact

and mister rooster
snored through
his alarm
again,

family farm’s
become

a powder
keg,

so i ease the gate
closed and
lock it,

but sadly, won’t be
coming back
to check
on it..

no, not
again.

Frumpy Farmer
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

painting by Tony Allain at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/234750199304764108/?nic_v2=1a773gUus