Tagged: heroes

even in the land of

even in the land of
the free, we collectively
grieve when no one
is stepping up to
lead us,
hide our sons and
daughters from our
neighbors, run directly
into traffic,
masked or unmasked, struck
by the myth of
heroes and villains

my dad is vacuuming

my dad is vacuuming
up the line of ants in
the kitchen, holding
back that fierce
rank and file
to save my mom,
my brother, and me –
some heroes don’t
need a city