by Michael Vonn (March 2019)
Mercer Street, Lisbeth Firmin, 2000
Lumbersexual . . .
approaching from the distance
Gazing. Nearing . . .
Dusty work boots clomping.
Patined jeans hugging blue collar thighs.
Closer . . .
His interest still vibrant,
his gait purposeful
Steady jaw of granite masculinity
He and I, each on fateful paths
Not gay, bro.
Michael Vonn is a poet and cultural critic in St. Louis, Missouri.
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