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September 30, 2002
Musings of a Superhero-to-be

One day I’ll be a superhero.
I’ll use my powers of invisibility
so you’ll no longer
see who you’re hurting.
I’ll use my powers of enhanced hearing
to listen to not only what you’re saying,
but also what you’re implying
and suggesting
beneath each layered word.
I’ll use my powers of superstrength
to ensure that every barbed remark
spoken beneath
the breath of your tolerance
will no longer crumble my spirit.
I’ll use my powers of indestructible skin
to reflect each of your daggered insults
of my self-worth.
One day I’ll be a superhero,
you’ll see.