Halloween 1986

by Benjamin Marxer

I am not Voltron

Voltron slices vertically
through the fiends of the universe
Brandishes justice
with lion's teeth
and electric steel

Voltron does not need assistance
from his mother
in lacing up the back
of mini vinyl coveralls
Tight like the princess's jumpsuit
Costume bought from Tru Value
the afternoon of Halloween
Settled on
because they were out of He-Man

Voltron does not have a
wicked action shot of himself
emblazoned glossy on
his chubby torso
Voltron does not cry
when he cuts his tongue
on the airhole slit
punched in his
plastic face

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