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

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

on alabaster cream cross
of my bedroom fawn’s
floodlit nape

streaming salve, heaven’s love,
my soul escape

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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this lupid (love?)

little red riding hoo

bashful flashback torches blush-
spurs fluttering, ragged feather 
flame flight

from lavish, yawning gate
of shameless shamble 

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

scorched earth mutant wolf
aims feast 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

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 

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

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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d for diffident


I’m surfing steam waves
twisted kid trains

Trump curfews confuse
impoised on self-loathing
brain scatters messy

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

ignores, as well
my punkitsch

slay saying

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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dewy gew

dewy gew

tacky steam strings seem to
sneak filthy figures into
gang drench dreams

drips of nocturne’s nectar
cleave moist lips’
surreal seams

hot butter spreads wet on hips’
sway to shape-shifter waters

blistered, lava mist
come forth molten kiss,
non existent

soggy fragrant flames in
in tangled, pleasure angles

of trembling lank limbs
stemmed frisky 

petals parched
in weeping hours

© Anthony Gorman 2019

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