violet

violetwounds
are not evident

on her petal
skin

nor in veiny stem
that bends within

but in the way
she shrinks

when she’s with him

©Anthony Gorman 2017

image: https://zeinab1361art.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/oil-painting-technique/

the national – fireproof

A video edit by David Dean Burkhart set to the National’s Fireproof. 

You keep my secrets
And I keep none
Wish I could go back
And keep some

It’s fireproof
Nothing breaks your heart
It’s fireproof
It’s just the way you are

You tell me you’re waiting
To find someone
Who isn’t so hopeless
But there’s no one

You’re fireproof
Nothing breaks your heart
You’re fireproof
How’d you get so far

You’re the needle in the hay
The water at the door
You’re a million miles away
Doesn’t matter anymore

Jennifer you are not the only reason
My head is boiling and my hands are freezing
Jennifer you are not the only one
That sit awake until the wild feelings leave

Nothing breaks your heart
It’s fireproof
It’s just the way you are
You’re fireproof

That’s what you always say
You’re fireproof
I wish was that way

lyrics: Google Play Music

deerhunter – living my life

I’m living my life
I’m off the grid, I’m out of range
And the amber waves of grain
Are turning grey again
The darkened stage
And the infinite waves
Distance can change fate
I’m out of range again
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
Will you tell me when you find out
How to conquer all this fear
I’ve been spending too much time out
On the fading frontier
Will you tell me when you find out how
To recover the lost years
I’ve spent all of my time out here
Chasing the fading frontier
I’m living my life (on repeat in the background)
I’m off the grid
I’m out of range
And the amber waves of grain
Are turning grey again
The darkened stage
And the infinite waves
Distance can change fate
It’s happening again
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
I’m living my life
lyrics: Google Play Music

coquette

SONY DSC

a cocky sway
and flutter

and through a veil of
iridescence,

her commanding,
fuck-me presence

induces zealous
trance

in the birds lured
to the dance

©Anthony Gorman 2017

image: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/peacock-feather-abstract-laurie-pike.html

The National – Slow Show

This is Carlos Opitz’ brilliant video edit of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1966 french film, “Masculin Feminin”, set to The National’s Slow Show, from their breakthrough album, Boxer. The moody song tempo matches the b&w film edit magically

Standing at the punch table, swallowing punch
Can’t pay attention to the sound of anyone
A little more stupid, a little more scared
Every minute, more unprepared

I made a mistake in my life today
Everything I love gets lost in the drawers
I want to start over, I want to be winning
Way out of sync from the beginning

I wanna hurry home to you
Put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
So you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
God, I’m very, very frightened, I?ll overdo it

Looking for somewhere to stand and stay
I leaned on the wall and the wall leaned away
Can I get a minute of not being nervous
And not thinking of my dick?

My leg is sparkles, my leg is pins
I better get my shit together, better gather my shit in
You could drive a car through my head in five minutes
From one side of it to the other

I wanna hurry home to you
Put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
So you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
God, I’m very, very frightened, I?ll overdo it

You know I dreamed about you
For twenty-nine years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for, for twenty-nine years

lyrics: Google Play Music