Day 20 of 30


Lil man wears his favorite costume
Stands with his chest poked out
and x-ray goggles on
he sees into me he says

Lil lady ties her cape around her neck
pulls her hair back into ponytail
because there’s too much wind
when flying she says

They’re pretending
playing superhero
fantasizing about
life-saving power we say

But what if in fact
they are holding on
to a distant memory

What if they are trying
to remind us of ourselves
before we were made mutants


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