Born Heroes

In capital letters I let
FURY turn to FOCUS,
INFERNOS
fertilize the
foliage,

what’s BROKEN be
reborn.

Coax beauty from
dark burrows,
excavate the
evils of
embittered heroes,

restore ancient
insignias
the people
feared although

the masks were only
worn

to separate hope from
its illusions,

nobility from the
inevitable bruises
time leaves
on those
sworn

to
our survival in
an age of reprisal.

Newspapers printing
libel, public
trials paint us
homicidal leading up
to the final battle

for a city’s
soul.

Against the
volatility of
virtue- are you READY
TO SAVE THE WORLD? I can’t
hear you!-

we’re as
villainous as the villains
themselves, at least
until the next
time

you face the
collapse of hope,
collateral
damage through
a sniper’s scope.

We were born to
make the most of
villains you created,
subject to
the modified
bloodwork of
hatred,

but our
humanity was
confiscated
and so
we covered

our faces.

We were born
to face this,
racing hearts and
all.

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