2020-09-18 – Lit Path Home

grateful for xmas
morning gift
of you.

and all the bags we
drag behind
for me,

and all fits of flutter too
oft sunk in swamps
of our own
discord,

on each lost street
you find
me.

with step away,
you reach
towards,

++++

why would i
ask more?

Grateful Grump
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

image by Tai Meng Lim at- https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Street-Light/315309/3899751/view

..let’s scuff the next dance floor.

2020-09-15 – Blue Comet

no taste’s ever wasted
in embraces full
and true.

with moon’s pale face
my mirror, i catch
each star in
your eyes,

bright but foggy with
fever that halo
hangs on
you,

so pure is love’s light,
and each breath
tastes of
life,

++++

as blue comet blazes
its tail home
to you.

*poem written with my girlfriend, who prefers
to remain anonymous. She dislikes my
writing “that” much! 😉
jk.. i think
.

image adapted from art by Drew Bophy at- https://drewbrophy.com/tag/night-scene/

2020-09-12 – Kiss Stained Sky

am i invisible under
the cover?

did i tug it this tight,
or did its moss
grow over?

is it me?

where’s this forever
and can i buy
it free?

and how much do all
these skull scrapings
and chin strokings
really matter
anyway?

or that thing
over there?

curiosity comes on
just as messy
as strong,

brow lathered
in worries,

hunched on
crippled
crutch,

i should
hang..

my rubber tire from
any oak tree in
girl’s yard

++++

and swing so high
our lips brush.

Starry Swingman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=

..me, dissolved by their mere touch.

2020 -08-23 – Dust Bowl

i’m terrible to train,
i’ve a bottoms up brain and
i’m the pawn still rooking through
all the random shit to find the pull-cord
cause i was born bored, tripping on
the hole world’s in the peeling
band-aid you kissed
over my soul-
the dust
bowl,

pinch in couple rusty tears,
give one spirited stir,
blow in a wisp
of life,

and watch as soul’s
plumes mist up
and out the
glowing
bowl,

++++

into sapphire sea
of ceaseless
night.

Jeannie Ina Lampman
igram: 
https://www.instagram.com/grumpygorman/?hl=en

alladin image: Gaultiero Boffi at-https://fineartamerica.com/featured/aladdin-lamp-in-desert-gualtiero-boffi.html

…to find the light.