May 10, 2010

Thor on a Wednesday

I met Thor
on a Wednesday. Ironic,
but there he was,
browsing paperbacks
outside a used-book shop.

I knew him right away
despite the city-slick black leather uniformly
worn by gods in disguise.

Who else would have such eyes,
such hair, such enormous hands, icy gilt
scattering like powder in a sweeping wake.

He thumbed thuddily through the books
and I watched him from the corner of my eyes -
such eyes, such hair, such icy gilt.

He saw me looking, glinted,
asked me for a light. I said, "Here,
why'n't you just use this spark?"

March 2010. And yes, I've read Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" :)

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