The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.
Did you really think that you would catch me? ME!?
I saw by the look in your eyes that you did.
You really thought that you could.
You with your chiseled chin and perfectly coiffed hair
You with your abs of steel and Lycra encased body
You with your super strength and speed
You with your heat vision
You really thought that you could stop me
You couldn’t stop me with your legion of justice
You couldn’t stop me with your band of sidekicks
You couldn’t stop me with your Scooby gangs
And you couldn’t stop me with your fleet of invisible jets
I am not sure if I should be insulted or not
You thought you can catch me due to my lack of chin and mane of curls
Me with my dad bod and baggy jeans
Me with my lack of powers or gadgets
And after all these years of you trying to stop me
Me with my GED education
Me. No team or legion.
I know you got close a few times. [chuckling]
But you couldn’t catch me. [Bends down and drops flowers on grave]
I stopped you