30 March 2006

Vijay Seshadri

[from The Long Meadow by Vijay Seshadri]

Superman Agonistes

"When my X-ray eyes look through the humans
to the need inside,
glowing red and green,
my blood cells collide,

my lungs collapse,
my cortex rebels,
and my heart wraps
a bomb around itself

and threatens to kill us both.
But I can't stay away.
I have to fly down
and watch them pray,

to watch them couple,
to watch them fight,
exposing myself
to their kryptonite."

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