by Stuart Gunter
The ghosts sell broken magnets
at the end of the bar, two for two
dollars, four for eight. The drunks
stumble off, festooned with baubles
hanging from their coats, thinking
they got such a deal.
Stuart Gunter lives in Schuyler, Virginia. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Poet Lore, Atlanta Review, Appalachian Journal, James Dickey Review, International Poetry Review and Plume, among others. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net. Once Again to See the Stars: A Contemporary View of Dante’s Inferno, his collaboration with artist Michelle Gagliano, will be published in 2022. Read his previous poems in Deep South here.