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Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth exhibited 1842 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N00530

as the tempest’s tantrum wanes
we agitate

in the light and lull of calmer skies.

drained by the drag
of stale silences

we storm our boredom
with smoke and gorged chalices

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/blogs/art-maps-whats-weather

smear

stain
you claim
the bedroom carpet stains
confirm we’re a disgrace

for me
they’re smeared reminders

of just how dirty we
play the game.

© Anthony Gorman 2017

image: https://www.google.ca/search?q=stain&espv=2&biw=1600&bih