Heartless Engine

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in rumble of head’s rhythm
floats a heartless
engine

full steam power
thrust over
sea of

cross-cross
rust..

like zipper tracks
on a pair
of lips

stuck mid tug,
sting of
skin..

run over by a
train so
smug.

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

image at – https://www.theguidewnc.com/calendar/family/tweetsie-railroad-ghost-train/event_4e7577a2-9ee5-11e7-92db-dba9f4ba083a.html

gif at – https://gifs.alphacoders.com/gifs/view/211475

Collage

tearing the small print
out of lifestyle
magazines,

squeezing teabag
stains my
hand,

crumpled page from
book i won’t
miss,

pull head from
hourglass
sands,

patch ripped off
my service
jacket,

a bloody scam
it was

i confess..

carving living stars
from sky’s
quilt

with a laughable
lack of
guilt..

left my life
a gutted mess,

gutless scam
it is

i confess..

stuck the stolen
shards of
light

to my sweaty head
then crashed
to sleep,

time’s clippings strewn
across the
floor,

of showroom
suite.

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

*collage from a stormy time.

gif at – https://www.jpitemstore.com/products/led-rotating-starry-sky-star-projector-night-light-for-baby-kids-bedroom-1

Flushing Fever

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sunburns on
tan lines,

a hazy sweat glow in
the swelt of..

shake-off summer
heatwave,

heart bleeds out
in fever’s
teeth,

hose me clean
so i may
sleep.

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

painting by Mats Eriksson at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/high-fever-mats-eriksson.html

gif at – https://tenor.com/view/washing-face-splash-face-with-water-water-run-water-trying-to-wake-up-gif-14814629

Bobbing Boat

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ideas-

the slippery fish
flitting by

mind’s hypnosis
too fleet to
notice..

while home at school
it’s a dry mouth
rendition

of morning
anthem,

pledge and tread bridge
of spines to get a
few laughs
ahead,

tiny bones stick
in angler’s
throat,

a pond so flush
with fish,
yet..

it’s a lonely ghost afloat
in an empty
boat.

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

painting at – https://www.reddit.com/r/ItemShop/comments/h0s8y3/fish_of_boat_helps_you_to_row_the_boat_if_your/

gif at – https://gifer.com/en/3mXh

Cracked Up The Middle

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a freezer tube
of cookies
raw,

this soda can’s
cracked
up

the
middle,

my pepper’s white
and sea’s a
salty

black..

another bowl of
nothing

as i scramble
brains

then dump ’em
on the
plate

not a
thought later,

a few sips of water
and i’ll be
fine,
or..

whatever.

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

image at – https://moonrocksgourmetcookies.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/eating-cookie-dough/

gif at – https://moonrocksgourmetcookies.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/eating-cookie-dough/

Chewing Tongue

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soda pop, gun
shot still
in the

barrel,

chewing tongue
like strip
of..

living gum..
wrapped in peril,

your soapy
lathers

rinse words
but not
taste,

can’t see clean
enough to
make
out

my face.

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

art by Kurt Hoffman at – https://forward.com/culture/397567/is-there-really-such-a-thing-as-jewish-anxiety/

gif at – https://giphy.com/explore/adventure-timeprincess-bubble-gum