Island Park

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this string of words
like a bubble
chain..

of lead pearls
around the
mind
at

work too hard
for too
long

in the dark..

to crash land here
head in
hands

on a bench
in island
park.

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

image posted by cocoparisienne at – https://pixabay.com/illustrations/island-sea-fantasy-lonely-art-1721196/

painting by Mary Tuomi at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/lonely-in-paris-mary-tuomi.html

Tear in a Cloud

tear in a cloud vows
to drip down

then discovers the
weather there’s

limbo, stuck in
turnstiles,

trial after trial proving an
easy road’s not
the only
way.

to gold star at the
finish sign,

tear caught in
a cloud

promised to drip
down,

but so few trapped
tears ever..

reach dry
ground.

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

hands float up as eyes drop down.

image at https://www.reddit.com/r/PewdiepieSubmissions/comments/d1x03s/old_painting_of_a_swedish_man_surfing_the_clouds/

Serendipity Me

this love’s
serendipitous-
our hearts clamor,

don’t drift off now
my slippery
kisser,

i chase spiral
maze you
swim,

gaining with my
wounded
fins

growing strong
and

faster..

then fades tail in
a shimmer,

love’s always
been

my Loch Ness
monster.

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

..there’s no cake at a serendipity party.

*poem inspired by children’s book, Serendipity by Stephen Cosgrove. (one of my favs) 🙂

image at – https://www.deviantart.com/gothicemerald/art/Serendipity-62314609

Nursery Rhymes For Adults

when my fuzzed
out past first
kissed

a blank leaf
of paper

with the tip of
my green
pen,

who foretold the dam
burst or the flood
that would..

soon
follow?

i’ve spit more
yolk than

i’m inclined to
swallow..

and with mixed
and mashed
results,

i’ve embraced my
calling to..

write nursery
rhymes for
adults.

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

a fav Shell Silverstein poem of mine.

..i underline ‘with mixed results’not sure i’m yet an adult.

image at – https://fineartamerica.com/art/paintings/nursery+rhyme

Two Plus One

the mirror’s four
eyed monster
decrees

that strange things
happen in
threes,

don’t buy it?

fine by me..

i asked Big Bad Wolf
why he craved
bacon so..

one evening,

or Goldilocks about
the cots she
fussed up

before finding
the right
one,

two’s a company
but three
little

monkeys can take
over a bed

and they often come home
from swinging
still in need
of touch

to nurse all those
bumps and
cuts.

yes, three eyes
are wild
and..

to some, math
is fun

but when my
number’s
pulled..

all i’ll really
want’s

the one.

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

painting at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/559783428653441243/