Lodestar Quarterly

Lodestar Quarterly
Figure reaching for a star Issue 10 • Summer 2004 • Poetry

A few bar stools away

John Del Peschio

A few bar stools away
it's Superman
though your talk is crude
as the springed shoes
that would not loose a boy from earth.
I bought your blue suit
and flapped hapless in the wind.

Again it's Halloween.
I've come as kryptonite,
a wingless chunk from some old exploded world.
You will not approach.
You'd surely weaken.
I glow, I glow.
That body does not die.

John Del Peschio's work appears in the current issue of modern words. His poem "fifi the dangerous fag dog" opens the anthology Queer Dog, from Cleis Press, edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg. His contact information is available through the directory of writers at Poets & Writers.

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