The Further Adventures of Superhero Girl
It is not all glory.
Despite brief sightings
of white doves and their tail feathers,
peace is not at hand
and no one loves a good girl.
All criminals can not be identified
by their striped uniforms.
Mischief may arrive
in the form of apples,
or broken mirrors,
more often, though, evil smiles.
Beware the doppelganger
in the broken mirror. Four lips
is not the prelude to a kiss.
There are not enough girl superheroes.
Not enough long legs
in tights, not enough flesh protected
by swirling capes.
When a lover tells you, I’d steal
the stars from the sky for you,
Hold up your cape
(never, never trip on it)
Shout POW! in all capital letters
Put the stars right here!
People will try to steal
all that you love. Disappear
in a cloud of dry ice
before they can pin anything on you.
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