salt the wound

pain

a late night confession:
just salt dusting the wound again

may the sizzle be a lesson,
let it seal every pore

the new layer will be thicker
my diversions, quicker

to best honour the persistence
of this residual sting

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/pain-hope-mastroianni.html

 

fulfillment

fulfillment

her journey
into the storied garden
was met with trepidation
upon first stride

through the ivy gate’s welcome
into a spread of foreign blossoms
warmed by sunshine kiss,

she emerged blissful,
fulfilled

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: https://www.pinterest.com/amyprice21/wallpaper/

rekindle

This haiku is based on the word suggestion “memories” by fellow WordPress blogger secretangel.  Check out her site at: https://secretangelps911.wordpress.com/. I hope you enjoy the composition.

steamy

ripe bouquet taints breeze
stirring bygone memories
of steamy summer eves

© Anthony Gorman 2017

image: https://www.pinterest.com/yourpaintedmemo/paintings/

 

twilight sad – there’s a girl in the corner

A frightening but melodic track with complimentary video from one of Scotland’s dark treats.  Enjoy! (or not?)

And you’re not coming back
And you’re not coming back from this
She’s not coming back
And she’s not coming back from this

There’s a girl in the corner
And she’s crying for you
Gonna die for you
She’s not coming back
She’s not coming back from this
And you’re not coming back
And you’re not coming back again

You said you’d leave me and I’ll forget
I’m more than one and I see how it fights
You thought you want me but you just forget
You rolled in on but not too far
And you’re not coming back
And you’re not coming back from this

To all the boys you knew,
And all the outside, outside,
Outside, outside, outside

She’s not coming back
And she’s not coming back again
You say you feel it too much
You say you feel it too much
She’s not coming back
She’s not coming back
She’s not coming back
And she’s not coming back for me

lyrics:

sufjan stevens – futile devices (shigeto remix)

Another David Dean Burkhart video edit to the haunting shigeto remix of Sufjan Stevens’ Futile Devices.  The grainy nostalgia of the visual meshes well with the delicate instruments and hushed vocals – quite beautiful and intimate.

It’s been a long, long time
Since I’ve memorized your face
It’s been four hours now
Since I’ve wandered through your place
And when I sleep on your couch
I feel very safe
And when you bring the blankets
I cover up my face
I do
Love you
I do
Love you
And when you play guitar
I listen to the strings buzz
The metal vibrates underneath your fingers
And when you crochet
I feel mesmerized and proud
And I would say I love you
But saying it out loud is hard
So I won’t say it at all
And I won’t stay very long
But you are life I needed all along
I think of you as my brother
Although that sounds dumb
And words are futile devices
lyrics: Google Play Music