Friday, November 22, 2013

When Heroes Die

What changed
when we relearned
that heroes die too?

That Dallas November
day 5 decades ago
when the magic couple
suddenly weren’t so
magic anymore that
we the people have
spent the time since
disbelieving that anyone
so ordinary, so damned small
as an Oswald could bring
it all to full stop

It takes a conspiracy –
the plan of legions –
it takes a giant to
bring down a giant

doesn’t it?

Apparently not

what changes 
when heroes fall?

The ground underneath
isn’t quite so solid
for if our giants
fall, who are we,
tiny we, to stand?
Where is our ground?

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