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Safe Distancing

For my grandma


I show her a picture 

of a little boy in a cape 

who hasn’t grown up 

enough to discover it takes 

more than a piece of cloth 

tied around his back

to call himself superman. He 

still savours an imagined power, 

races round empty streets 

with his mask of invincibility 

telling COVID : I’m Superman, 

you can’t touch me.

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