Monsters and Heroes

When I was a child
I went out of my way to invent monsters
they weren’t meant to be scary or evil
just villains to play against
with my trunk of heroes.

He-Man after all
without a foil wasn’t much of a toy
he could move his arms
and you could shout
“I have the power!”
all day long
but without a Skeletor
what’s the point?

I started small
with Dragons that could burn the moon
and world-eating robots
Ice Giants hurtling galaxies
at the edge of the universe
and then there was nothing.
The biggest baddest thing I could think of
was to be diminished
to be forgotten
to never have been
or never have existed at all.

Thank god for The Power Sword
it could repel that sort of villain
with ease.


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