Poetry Absurdity: Superhero

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!…hey!…slow down! Guess what? Did you know the universe almost exploded? It’s true! The newspaper explains it all!…a degenerated superhero…a brilliant mad scientist…what do you say? Wanna buy a newspaper? Read all about it!

A superhero rises from a stained couch.

Outside the window…




Someone dies…

…someone cries…

…someone lies…

…someone sees it all.

Yellow tights on the hanger.

Purple cape on the wall.

Green mask on the floor.

A superhero needs no more!

Running down the block…

…purple cape blowing in the wind…

…green mask up the nostrils…

…yellow tights up the ass…

“Help! Help! I’m being robbed!”

The superhero jogs behind Big Mouth 24/7 diner.

“Stop! Evildoers!”

Two punks growl and raid while a third licks the edge of a switchblade.

“Watchaa goonnaa do about it?”

3 punks unconscious on the ground.

“Thank you! Thank you! The police are a little slow.”

Hands on hips—chest puffed out:

“No Problem! I took care of these zeros! I’m a superhero!”

Across High Crime Street…

…though an alleyway…

…there they are…


“Where’s our money?!”

Hands on hips—chest puffed out:

“Unhand him!”

Two thugs swear and sweat.

“What? Who the fuck are you?”

“I’m a superhero! That’s who!”

A newspaper blows in the wind:

Mad Scientist Tampers With The Universe

Dr. Jakob H. Devious discovered a rare isotope originally believed to be from a parallel universe—YXC-908. Current scientific models can’t explain why such a heavy isotope (YXC-908) remains stable and doesn’t undergo radioisotope degeneration. Despite numerous attempts to shut down Dr. Jakob’s lab, he continues to tamper with YXC-908, developing secret weapons and sadistic technology, which is often sold on the black market.

“The universe is at stake!”

Running down the block…

…Across Blackmail Avenue…

There it is!

Future Sight, Inc.

The superhero marches down a corridor,

3 bodyguards,




“Do you have an appointment?”

Bodyguards snooze on the floor.

Door opens wide.

“Stop! Evildoer! I’m here to save the universe!”

Dr. Jakob H. Devious laughs and points out the window:

“Hahahahaha! You’re too late! For years my plan loomed! The universe shall be forever doomed!”

Chest puffed out—hands on hips:

“You’re nothing but a zero! Did you forget? I’m the superhero!”

“You better run! Did you forget? I’m the one with this here big fucking laser gun!”

They fight!

They battle!

They wage war!

Floors crack…

…walls fracture…

…ceiling breaks apart.

The building can’t take much more!

“You’re too late! No one can out match my superior firing rate!”


“How can this be? My powers are failing me!”

Thunder punches through a nearby window.

Wind howls.

Rain splatters.

“Do you feel your knee starting to bend? Soon you’ll die and the universe will end!”

Lightning lashes.

Hail crumbles.

The superhero falls and lands with a thud—he spits something red on the ground…

…his own blood.

Dr. Jakob H. Devious aims something big and mean.

“Do me a favor…sit still…the stuff in your body…please let it spill.”

The superhero stands and points.

“Everyone who came before you either died or ran, but I’m destined to beat your ass and foil your nefarious evil plan!”

The villain slides and slips toward an inevitable crescendo—the howling broken window.

Feet planted. Fate spoiled.

“Pathetic! The universe will suffer and rot! Is that the best you got?”

The superhero summons all of his might—all it takes—a single push!

Dr. Jakob H. Devious topples out the broken window…

he plummets to the ground,

where his body transforms into goo and mush.

Sometime later…

…a newspaper blows in the wind:

Mad Scientist Fell To His Death

A body was discovered on a sidewalk near Future Sight, Inc. The gruesome crime scene made identification nearly impossible, but a fingerprint matched an individual within the EDPD criminal database—Dr. Jakob H. Devious. Investigators on the scene told reporters: “…It appears that Dr. Jakob H. Devious suffered a horrific accident and subsequently fell to his death. No further investigation is needed.”

Published by FlyTrapMan

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13 thoughts on “Poetry Absurdity: Superhero

  1. There must be something in the waves because I watched Ant-Man last night (while you might be watching Bone Tomahawk?) and I started writing something about the subject. It will be revealed in the next few days.

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    1. I didn’t see Ant-Man, but I’ll check it out. However, I did see a particular scene from Bone Tomahawk (I think they were ambushed) — Kurt Russel got nailed with an arrow and he still managed to take some fools out — what a bad ass!

      I look forward to reading your poem! I’m sure it will be super.

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      1. I think you would like Ant-Man. It’s funny and has interesting special effects. BTW, did you see that scene with what happened to the young deputy? That’s what I’ m talking about. The disturbing scene. Never seen anything like that before, so in your face.

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      2. I didn’t see that particular scene because I want to watch the movie from the beginning (which I’ll do tonight) — so I’ll let you know when I see it!

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  2. Words truly fail me completely..dumbstruck again by the outpourings of your fertile imagination. My friend ..how is it possible that the above bubbles up from the depths..you must be exhausted..or over excited! It is amazing. xx

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    1. Thanks for reading! I wrote this particular post many months ago, so I can’t recall the exact inspiration — most of the time I just write and see what happens, especially when it comes to poetry.

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    1. Thank you oh so very much! Hey — you should write an epic story poem…about a superhero! Haha

      Hmmm…I shouldn’t give away the identity of the superhero…okay…fine…his name is…oops! I forgot — sorry!

      Thanks for telling me about those silly errors! The story poem is now much more epic \”/

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      1. Hmm. I may write a superhero poem one of these days. That sounds like fun!

        Uh, oh! I know who your superhero is!! He’s not very well known, but he makes people forget stuff — he’s Amnesia Man!

        You’re welcome. I strive for error free poetry. I’m also known as Anti-Typo Woman! I carry around a mistake zapper ray gun 😉 ⚡️Zap Zap Hit Hit ✨⚡️⚡️

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      2. Haha – wanna know Amnesia Man’s real identity? It’s…ummm…hey! I forgot! Damn you Amnesia Man!!!!!!

        Mistake zapper ray gun? Those are sooo expensive.

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