violet

violetwounds
are not evident

on her dry petal
skin

nor in the brittle 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/

mother/daughter

old-woman-2

an old woman
pushes an older woman
in an even older wheelchair

down the pitted sidewalk
of a rainswept village street
with tireless devotion

absence of conversation,
a mark comfort and reflection
or their withered husk of a connection?

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: https://www.slrlounge.com/tony-luciani-creates-rehabilitative-portraits-of-elderly-mother/

online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEAZqJnw9M&feature=youtu.be