the first snowfall

snowfall-3

I will find sanctuary
in December’s first snowfall
and it’s ivory spread

paralyzed
while the frosty feathers
smother your every footprint
and rid the earth of their pervasive scent

winter’s gracious  flurry
will suffocate each aching autumn memory
In sweeping blankets of bleach

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: http://tyiga.deviantart.com/

impaired

owl

midst
the tangles

of life’s
crucial decisions

the counsel
of my wisdom

has proven deficient
once again.

hindered by
erratic recalll bound

to the foolish
pursuit

of an impaired
intrinsic
truth

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: http://www.absolutearts.com/painting_oil/luis_duro-confusion-1446549063.html

sabotage

snow-globe

He upset the globe

yet, the lovers endured
in proud romantic pose

sheltered by the frenzy
of the simulated storm.

certain he could sever
the jeer of their embrace

the ornament was hoisted
for one more violent shake.

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: https://www.pinterest.com/robins413/snow-globes/

 

writer’s wrisk

writer-2

superfluous, saggy
smoke screens of soggy,  slack descriptors

muddy expression
of a thought

while magnifying the blackened warts
of the wordsmith
I am not

goaded
by the chants
echoed through my critic’s chorus

I choose to slip the tired grasp
of the old thesaurus

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: http://lubnah.me.ke/just-a-frustrated-writer/

virgins

virgin

clasped sincerity,
awkward

socially broken yet
emotionally open

each one, naive

though devoted
to the other’s foreign needs

fiercely reciprocal
but predictibly self-critical

in their allegiance
to impulse:

the frenzy of
first lust

©Anthony Gorman 2014

images: http://www.twinflamesoulmates.com/romantic-soulmate-relationships.html

shapeshifter

identity-2

the facades
morphed seamlessly
between the competing cliques
of the party mob

the liquid performance art
drenched each attendee’s memory
though her core identity
remained a  mystery

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/170292429637090531/