I Am a Superhero This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 1, 2012
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I bet you didn't know
That I am a superhero and you are too.
When I changed my mind, I made
You invisible to me, and me to you.

You're still everywhere that I am
A malicious trick of fate
But I put us in a vacuum
Without friendship, without hate.

I can morph two people who talked
For hours in an empty parking lot
Into two people who once cared for each other
And now pretend that they did not.

I made an experiment of our friendship.
I dissected what we had
And tried to build with the pieces
Like a scientist gone mad.

I did not create a monster
With slicing teeth and forty heads.
Worse, when I finished operating,
My subject lay there, dead.

I want to take it back
I'm not Dr. Evil now.
I want want to be your friend again
But can't remember how.

I'm invisible, I'm a shape-shifter,
I've turned from my life of crime,
But not even superheroes
Get to travel back in time.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Superhero_Fan said...
Jun. 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm
I agree with Tayrobyn! Keep Writing!
tayrobin said...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 3:59 am
I absolutely loved reading this! The rhythm is fantastic and I love the ideas in it. Your use of words and the overall flow is great, love it!
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