Super Breath

my words flow freely
my breath
blows fierce and icy
waiting to extinguish
the coming conflagration

Superman had skills

next to flying
and invincibility
super breath
was a cool one

used rarely
but effectively

everyone dreams
of being a superhero
sometimes

time to wake up
they say

words are words
fires are fires

the former more likely
to start the latter
than end them

maybe poetry
should stay
in its own realm

“art for art’s sake”

stay out of the business
of truth
justice,
and the American Way

leave that to the
Man of Steel

actually –
think about it.
what conjures
the superhero?

words
pictures
art
hope

maybe we labor not
in vain
after all

go ahead
dream of superheros

write as if your breath
ends burning pain
as if your speed
outruns trains
heading toward collision
as if the bullets
bounce
right
off.

write
just write

right?

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