drear view mirror

moments ago, morn scorched
instant cold
,

trapped ‘hind dash, bored,
driving heel through
metal floor,

tinker mirror,
swig at beer

pocket fears, we go
stuck in gear,

processing screams-
prayers treading the
A.M./F.U. hush
,

gripped some wheel,
pressed to flesh,
caving chest

like blanket when
daylight drains
his best.

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flushed to the brush

ne’er been so thankless
as to shun a bruising
sunset,

but i’m stressin’
this is it?

hound tracked your blood and
honey hints to sagging
forest floor,

christened creek running muck
with fate’s whisper and
feathered tar

a kinky twist of darkness
blushes least of
crispy twig
tips,

through whole damned
red glow district
thicket.

©Anthony Gorman 2019

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lizard tongue in iron lung

wit’ a guilty shiver
whiplush tummy
tickler,

i purl studded
chameleon tongue curlers
bush-fire poking
incense rings

’round braille chest map
of night fun-tin soldier
nipple pose

’til faultess lip lines
weep summer’s sewer funk
and candied mucus

brain-bulb shocker sockets
left bleeding freon

from overassuage.

©Anthony Gorman 2019

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