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/

coquette

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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