late for parade

late parade

clapped and snapped-

the gloved, plaid-claid
palms of phantom
valiants

in shifty time zones,
strangling, triangulated 
for bermuda

to sliding gutter-drawl
pitch of low, gritty
fire-escape hymns

by dim riots of
pacifist street-vamp
patrol

marching out peeking
bleeds in twilight dreamer’s
sacred soul.

©Anthony Gorman 2019

image: pixabay

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