2020-12-02 – The Ugly Bottle

one more bottle’s
dead and
done..

so, must fill the next
before i flood
the well
again,

or i’ll be sucking air,
but the lungs
don’t care
until

drowned,

so, blind thirst
be wary
of..

shit going
down.

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

*poem inspired by song above, by Death Cab for Cutie. (some dudes buy sports cars at 40, it’s the truth.. and others just drown in the music of their youth)

artwork posted by Fanatic Studio at – https://pixels.com/featured/conceptual-illustration-of-man-drowning-in-alcohol-bottle-fanatic-studio–science-photo-library.html

gif at – https://tenor.com/view/blackpearl-pirate-ship-potc-ship-in-abottle-gif-11148120

2020-10-14 – Oktoberfest: Floods & Blood

heave another heap
on the bone
fire..

fine boys and girls,
go dry your eyes
before..

the baron spots
you crying.

i know it’s
natural, and
it springs
forth

from the purest
unearthed
source,

but do pay heed
to darker
forces..

at play
here,

they’ve yet to trust
you can’t just
drown the
past

in kegs of
beer..

drained
so fast.

*poem inspired by mini-series, ‘Oktobertfest: Beer & Blood‘.

image taken from Netflix.

2020-10-12 – Fade of Vader

my inner Vader
draws her
in..

like Leia lunging
skyward with
crystal blue
saber

but there’s no Solo
savior to swoop
in to save
her, so..

Jabba and Boba Frett
but she’ll survive,
after all..

she’s whose
daughter?

Fallen Father
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorman/?hl=

..and of course, credits roll on forever.

Vader image at – https://www.amazon.ca/Shukqueen-Numbers-Adults-Painting-Beginner/dp/B07TXCKKFY

Leia image at – https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Star-Wars-7-Princess-Leia-Mans-A-Light-Saber

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
receptacle..

like any respectable
house cleaner
would?

++++

what if clean’s
not always
good?

and what harm’s a
little dust on
wood?

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