Lodestar Quarterly

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

Cakewalk World

Yuri Hospodar

Weigh your options in a world seen through a scratched lens.
It's either kill your optometrist or shrug and eye the stairs
just a bit more closely when ascending, descending.

The trick is to name your cat after a place you'd like to go:
San Luis Obispo; Matt Damon's ass.

The secret is to slather butter on the side of the bread
that's sure to land face-up.

Yuri Hospodar has lived in Boston, San Francisco, Prague, San Francisco, and these days Boston again, though winter and memory has San Francisco issuing a siren call. So, he's a bit indecisive. His first collection, To You in Your Closets, was published by Stone Soup Press in 1990. His work has appeared in New York Quarterly, Painted Bride, and online magazines such as Shampoo and can we have our ball back?. His work also appears in the anthologies Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard and An Anthology of New (American) Poets.

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