2020-10-27 – Shooting Stars

i lit a candle and
offered it up
to the
sky,

not sure
why..

since night already
shimmered with
more light
than i..

..was offered
no reply,
so..

i just snuffed
the wick..

then flashed my eyes
skyward and
sighed.

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

image at – https://www.goodfreephotos.com/people/woman-holding-candle-light-up-to-sky.jpg.php

gift at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUlpnMWaNio

2020-10-27 – Hot Cocoa Bath

a parade floats
in on the
tail

of
another,

we’re kids waiting,
wringing cold
hands..

feeling winter
in every
crack,

++++

heads spinning into
sugar plum
crashes

sh-shaking torpor
from stiffer
lashes,

then we
race home,

++++

finally, prune feet
are freed from
old boots..

to slip into energizer
bunny slipper
shoes (don’t
laugh)..

to waddle down
a hazy hall

through steamy
plumes to my
hot cocoa
bath,

stirred creamy
with love..

topped with mint and
marshmallows
too..

++++

drawn for a winter long
bask as i drift
back to
you.

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

painting by Richard Hubal at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/st-paul-winter-carnival-love-parade-richard-hubal.html

gif at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/478929741597267225/

2020-10-27 – A Breakfast Bite

one barely toasted
english muffin,
cut in half..

one side lacquered
in natural
PB..

but no, not
butter,
and..

one thin spread
with store
bought
jam,

served up with one
mug of warm
tap water,

sweetened with
no more
than..

one teaspoon
of honey,

++++

i’m happy for
all meals

but first of
day’s..

my lightest,
brightest
one.

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

breafkast painting y Seeables at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/champagne-breakfast-seeables-visual-arts.html

waffle painting at – https://www.artpal.com/hmcneilart?i=37589-10

2020-10-27 – Summer Sitter

in home lacking
stable..

you were warm
breaths
from

the
outside,

a fresh and lively sprite
that showed me

life’s best games
aren’t just for
winners,

kept my head
in dream..

and my hand
in yours..

like a bottomless
box of crayons
through..

those frigid
summers.

..so, i thank you Karen.

image at – https://outschool.com/classes/babysitting-for-beginners-gQhkiZb5?sectionUid=92cfd558-970e-4326-98ce-310ff2b07f46

2020-10-27- Dialing it In

awkward in
reaching,

whether just
to plug the
thing in
or..

++++

in prayer..

for clearer eyes, in
these needy times,
in the face of..

unearthed
shames,
midst..

the toothy grins
of buried
sin..

++++

pity i only reach
busy beeps

or colder prompts
of voicemail
boxes..

each time i
dial it
in.

++++

it’s why i
rather
laze

into another
one eared
listen

than interrupt
the small
talk,
to..

shovel more
words
in.

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

..i take it out on my poor pad and pen.

painting by Gely Korzhev-Chuvelyov at – https://03varvara.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/gely-korzhev-chuvelyov-an-evening-phone-call-1993/

2020-10-26 – Steps to Doors

i want to loosen the
collar on your
story..

help you breathe with
a dark storm’s
vibrancy

and glow with
a twinkle

more magical, but not
the same brand
disney..

promised/failed
to earnestly
deliver

up the steps to
your front
door..

++++

the ball gown and
slippers never
even made
it up

castle’s bony
steps let
alone..

past armed
guards

perched over
its door.

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

..god help us burn like before.

image at – https://thenewverse.fandom.com/wiki/Gargoyles

2020-10-25 – These Nights Like Day

musty cavern echoes
for my still
presence

in well candle’d
nook, i brush
the webs

and act the prick
and flick each
spider from
lonely..

moon glazed
pane,

i creak from
my bed

then scatter midst
the midnight
stars..

to see that creepy
longlegs lands
ok..

+++

this night feels
too much like
any day.

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

..no prick needed here anyway.

image at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/216946907025346244/