cutting room floor

telephantic, minor-key ivories
 deflect inland wars,  no more

to marrow’s babbled black & whites ripped
from flushed gut of dropout’s wrist

missed-call lapses in hesitance
drip ‘heckler’s digs’ kinda sore on
checker fades of floor

dimming dawn pools into
blush white-cell feature screen

film’s flimsy plot hacked,
ever afters,  ne’er seen

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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jackie’s hook

cross2

tear-slit tides of low self-regime’s triggered taunts 
spray in dry tirades of rancid loose lip gloss
flaunts,

prowling harpy’s hymnotic canto vowels,  gouge crypt’s silent slumber deep, 
brittle arch-ego spring, mists gurgling magma dross from
frosts of jilted jackie’s midst-thigh froth

– yet ’tis she,
my caving slave-heart’s madness wants.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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terrare

every tick, sinister mister creak
of “look the other way”
laminate stair
leather

spooked ship-sunk heart of 
each yelpless, he-wrecked
dove tale feather

on alabaster cream cross
of bedroom fawn’s
floodlit nape

in streaming salve in Jesus’ love,
the soul escapes

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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this lupid (love?)

little red riding hoo

bashful flashback torches blush-
spurs fluttering, ragged feather 
flight

from lavish, yawning gate
of shameless shamble 
sores-

harmony’s chest, cold plundered, 
in salacious swarm fever-

scorched earth mutant wolf
feasts fangs on man’s best girl’s
shrieking pores.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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plot of spades

coal miner monarch shrew
vaunts whet scarlet
plumes

with crude grease
stiletto grace

bearded dragon blade
pares dumb boor chap’s
candied apple face-

roe quakes bruised teats like
reckless romance rattles

at sticky, credit card
boys, tendering 
chase-

lord joke of shovels
hisses lewd,

13 treasons why his
killer queen, neighs
frisky nude-

mare stirs malice to
bubble boil, chills  her
savage garden plan

in zeal, to splay
her cyanide sympathy
hand.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l71pbhqnvNM

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d for diffident

superscary

I’m surfing steam waves
twisted kid trains
tonight

Trump curfews confuse
impoised on self-loathing
brain scatters messy
slackin

my noble cognac, too refined
an accomplice on
indivisible nights like
this

ignores, as well
my punkitsch
gibe

slay saying
vibe.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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rest lest

ocular milk saucers raked raw
by flaming fork finger scratch,

pained, wiping window thru sepia
obscene yolk sticky string
lens,

breathing neon lamp blink ripped
and re-sown quick,  past dull
pinwheel blades of woe’s
wobbly, roof fan,

diarrhea dream cage pillow mashed
while stale gum griefs
get their well workin”tween 
old ochre bones,

moist heave gripes at neighbours’
snow white trash scaling
aerial nose-hair like
flatworm vines,

fossil crust,  fixing  to bypass corners
just dead, rusted silverwings-
come stirring dirge of spring

pulse comatosis, to the ghostly aghast,
scarfed and blame barfed many
grizzled “harmless”  hoax bites,

creep couraged but cautious-
wise widows of ceaseless
numb nights.

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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