How About That? By Jennifer Angelina Petro

How About That?

By

Jennifer Angelina Petro

 

 

Have you ever stopped

To not think?

 

OK–then think

Of this:

 

You are a super hero

Every time you lift

Your hand to open

The door.  Every time

You step out into

The world, you push

Space aside, making room

For your own velocity

And unfolding form;

Every time you get up

In the morning,

You thwart gravity–

Putting it in its place—

Behind you, below you.

 

Seeing this is the case

Why not infuse your every movement

And gesture with a certain

Outrageous confidence,

Purpose, a twinge of rage,

And a boatload

Of fun?

 

And while you could,

If ever called upon,

Save a life with a mere touch

Of your hand–

 

Today, just go about

Your day knowing

You can do anything

You need.  Because

Remember: you adjust

Space—back space

And forward space, above

Space, and even below space

To suit your needs,

You mock gravity

Every time you walk.

 

And before you

Start thinking again

Of your seemingly little life

And how ordinary it appears,

And how you scoff

At this poem—

 

Know this in your very bones:

 

You are ridiculously amazing,

Your gifts are far-fetched

And magnificent—they are

Real.  Not something made up

In lines and little dots

On a page or CGI effects

On a screen—

 

Getting up and out

Of bed in a world

Of such colossal uncertainty

Takes guts—nothing less

Than superpowers.

 

And it’s OK to feel

Proud and self-assured

In who you are—

It’s ok to have brooding moments

Of doubt and questioning,

Because, after all, you

Survived some freak accident

That changed you

And imbued you

With astonishing abilities—

Perhaps you crashed

Here from another dying world

Only to be raised

By strangers, or wolves

Until you decided it was

Time to throw open your cape

Like the dawn throwing off the night,

And glide out and over

The trees and cities

And become the eyes and hands

Of justice and all that is good, by virtue

Of the fact you are you

And no one else—

And go help save the world.

 

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2 thoughts on “How About That? By Jennifer Angelina Petro


    • Hi Cheryl, well, you took a brave step in reaching out to a stranger. I can relate to trying to fit the pieces together. My puzzle is still missing a bunch of pieces, but I am grateful to have a wonderful therapist, meds, and overall support system. I hope you have the support you need to help you sort things out. Please feel free to write anytime, email, or look me up on Facebook. We’re all walking each other home. Peace, jenn


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