2020-11-26 – Both Ways Looked

auto-raised to stop
and look both
ways but
was

never warned
that it’s

no guarantee
of safety,

it’s merely the most
mindful of
the

blind decisions
to leave
me..

nose down
on road..

see?

looked both ways and
still had no way
to know..

driver never
noticed
me..

++++

a muddy mind can’t see
where blind spots
appear,
so..

it’s best to wipe
that muddy
clear.

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

image at – https://fineartamerica.com/art/paintings/chicken+cross+the+road

2020-11-26 – Clean Tread

in eyeless storms
like these,

no boot print lasts
any longer
than

the time taken
to land the
step

and i won’t say
i’ll miss it

when the path looks
so smooth and
clean

without it.

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

artwork at – https://pngtree.com/freebackground/creative-winter-footprints-background-material_951499.html

gif at – https://pngtree.com/freebackground/creative-winter-footprints-background-material_951499.html

2020-09-29 – Faceless Mirror

keep moving, there’s
nothing left to
see here,

don’t look around now..
there’s too much
that’s free
here,

and we need all eyes
feasting on what
we so fear,

to peel clearer sight
from life’s real
reflections,

to spin our heads
frozen here..

++++

to guide our glassy
gazes towards

same faceless
mirror..

..with little objection, i fear.

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

image adapted from painting at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/469711436125879202/

2020-09-25 – Solitary Greed

the death of fantasy
stings like
any..

fine stitched
tragedy,

apologies, but i really must
get to collapsing the
circus tent,

not sure it’s truly been
serving me, (as i’m
soaking wet)

as much as it’s
fulfilling the
needs..

++++

of my rainy day
grieves and
solitary
greed.

Cranky Loner
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorman/?hl=

image adapted Stanczyk painting at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta%C5%84czyk_(painting)

..it needs.. i feed.

2020-09-17 – Twitter Feed

my past reads like
a history
book,

written by one who’s
never met me or
cared to
know
me

or sat with their own
pains and thoughts
long enough to
trust them,

one who’ll only read the
low lights on some
twitter feed,

++++

some loud mouth,
(other than
me
),

claiming agency over
the life i’m told
i lead
.

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

image at – https://my2ndheartbeat.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/like-the-birds-sing/

…gorged on twitter feed.

*just something i sometimes see.

2020-09-17 – Fought the Knot

fought the knot but
never got it
right,

rope over nope, loops
unravel and
kink,

lips pucker
airtight,

deepening the tint of ink
in veins spreading
viral over my
eyes,

i tried, was denied,
so in clown
makeup

i cried,

though i’m pleased
to report that
damn shoe
got tied,

++++

but i wasn’t waved on
to grade 1 till each
eye socket
dried,

so i began swallowing
tears in knots with
each breath,

until i learned a
poorly tied
shoe,

wasn’t an offense
punishable
by death,

++++

just a pressure
that many
kids felt

when out
came the belt.

+++

and to this day, when i catch a
kid fumbling to lace up
their own shoe,

i have to bite down
on the urge to
offer them
glue
,

or a velcro pair
of steel toe
boots.

Fumbly Thumbsman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image by Fabian Debora at – https://imagejournal.org/journal/issue-71/fabian-debora-issue-71/

..ok, time to sever these roots.