Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Woman Imagines a Boy

She gives him adventures.
She makes him her hero.
She gives him a mentor,

Great friends and enemies.
She makes him a success
Beyond his or her dreams.

Children around the world
Fall in love with her boy.
They choose which friend they’d be.

They make him their hero.
They make the woman rich
And famous for her boy,

Her imaginary
Boy whose whole life she made,
Whose image she controls.

But then one day the boy
Wants to be the woman,
Too, and the woman’s blue

In the face with anger.
If the boy’s the woman,
What’s a hero to do?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.