Monday, April 29, 2013

Mosaic by James Mirarchi

A fanboy named Todd
throws a dinner party for his superheroes

After they leave
he smashes all the mirrors
into bits
for they have captured their auras

Instead of tattooing his skin with his idols
he lacerates his body with tiles of mirror

The spectral pieces are fitted vertically
like shirt buttons
into the front and back of his torso
Directly over the chakras

The trunk of his body becomes
a more grotesque version of a glitter rocker’s
Silver shards merge with flesh
Blood oozes from his energy centers

The process of ditching one’s self
and becoming another
causes much strife
and, of course, profuse bleeding

Author bio:

James Mirarchi grew up in Queens, New York. In addition to his poetry collections, Venison and Dervish, he has written and directed short films, which have played at festivals. His poems have appeared in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Poydras Review, gobbet, Boyslut, The Mind[less] Muse, Dead Snakes, The Recusant, Subliminal Interiors Magazine, and Clockwise Cat.

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