Superman, weary of being the usual hero
Took a day off.
Casually shrugging off the eminent threat to his city,
He took a day off to save himself:
Save himself from the fear of not being able to save others.
Save himself from the thoughts that would often erupt from his subconscious,
that maybe he wasn’t good enough, strong enough.
Save himself from the fatigue of appearing to be strong,
having all the answers
Needing a day to just be a man, or even less,
He closed his eyes for a moment’s rest.
A moment’s peace.
A moment where the ills of society were not assigned to his shoulders.
A Hero’s nap.
One thought on “A Hero’s Nap”
I like the idea of a super hero needing a day off
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