Superheroes Kiss the Bomb Before They say Goodnight
By Kelly Grace Thomas
She leaned over and whispered to me, this is what a breakdown looks like,
Fighting for what’s right is not always easy, just look at the comic books.
The orphaned super heroes who had to sew their own capes
before they could climb out of the sewer.
But you must remember, she said, what the breaking means.
Do not search for superglue instead of reason.
No one said the parts of you would remain whole.
No one said superheroes always get a sidekick.
But it’s worth taking your hands out of pocket to show your fists.
So, she said, when the bomb comes, kiss it with those cherry war-painted lips,
and tell them to keep on dropping.
Tell them, you are ready for another.