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

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

through whole damned
red glow district

©Anthony Gorman 2019

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lizard tongue in iron lung

wit’ a guilty shiver
whiplush tummy

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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