2020-11-11 – Mental Music

it’s that part you
listen to..

just to get to the
payoff point

where crescendo
brushes the
tips of..

nerve endings and you
climax between
the temples,

cause true love’s
mostly mental.

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

..key of song, ticklin’ sentimental.

painting by Carolina Ocinschi-Gogalnic at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/love-for-music-carolina-ocinschi-gogalniceanu.html

2020-10-12 – Dirt on Wood

if i fell apart, would
you even know?

or would you sweep
my mess and
shake me

into waste

like any respectable
house cleaner


what if clean’s
not always

and what harm’s a
little dust on

Angry Rooster
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorman/?hl=

*poem loosely based on revisiting my (pre-Duvall) Alice in Chains collection for sake of nostalgia, or midlife crisis.. still undecided.

image at – https://www.revolvermag.com/culture/alice-chains-jar-flies-see-rare-outtakes-ep-cover-shoot

2020-10-04 – In Symphony

fervent musicians are
the skillful magicians,
well worth their
price of..

admission, at least
that’s my blanket

but i know so little
about the math
of music

though i bask in any minor
ache embellished by
deftest cellists

of modest

but appreciate the sounds
roused by bullies in
brass sections..

all the same.

i watch as conductor
goes electric..


for the sweaty fans
clapping their
hands raw

in constricted
version of a
mosh pit.

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

painting by Antonio Cotecchia at – https://www.singulart.com/en/artworks/antonio-cotecchia-the-conductor-174119

gif at – https://gfycat.com/positiveterriblecleanerwrasse-applause-clapping-round-of-applause