hero just because
you’re no hero of the day.
you don’t own a cape.
you run into empty buildings
only to save dreams
once they’ve perished.
it’s so much easier to collect
the cash and adulation
from those more oblivious than you.
you’re no faster than a speeding bullet.
you take the coward’s way—fraud.
the hollow require air to bloat themselves;
the bloated gnaw the fat from the bone;
the children need a role model fashioned
from something other than a rental suit.
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