Gold Medal

it was all over the papers,
back when people read newspapers:
Superman had won the Gold Medal!

and though that was not much
of a surprise
to most folks,
he sure was surprised
when he found out
that the medal was gold-plated,
and underneath --
made of kryptonite.

January 14, 2009, for She Who Is Now History.

Copyright © 2009, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

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