By Drew Pisarra
Before Superman became a cliche, before I secured a true living wage, before man’s demise (which is on its way), before I teetotalled and turned the page on my diaried life as a whoring drunk, before now (that is sobriety), I hopped from bar to bed, from shots to flings uncorrupted by anonymity. For sure, I had blackouts (and felt remorse) but a wild life’s not kin to corrosion. I found recreational intercourse could melt my cares (like a magic potion). How else to explain that screwball high care of Clark Kent of the Lower East Side?
Drew Pisarra is the author of Infinity Standing Up (2019), a homoerotic sonnet collection published by Capturing Fire Press, and You’re Pretty Gay (2021), a short story collection published by Chaffinch Press. He’s a 2019 grantee of Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation and a 2021 grantee of Curious Elixirs: Curious Creators. His commissioned radio play The Strange Case of Nick M. premiered on K-BOO-fm c/o Imago Theatre in May 2021.