Superman and a Little Girl’s Imagination

I am walking down a busy Brooklyn Street when a little girl sees me and says, “Superman to the rescue!” I strike a pose and walk, not fly away. I am wearing a Superman tee shirt, and I feel Super. Children have a way of making us feel Super. They see clearly, their vision open to the possibilities of superheroes.

As I walk away I hope that that little girl, as she grows older, doesn’t become so jaded that Superman just becomes a man, and not a very good one.

There’s a lesson in this that women can relearn, if they can tap into that time when they were little girls and their imaginations were open to magic, saw miracles in everyday life, and saw infinite possibilities in the world around them.

Feeling Super is a great feeling. Wearing a Superman tee shirt, given to you by your fiancée, who sees the Super Man in you — we’ll, it makes me believe that I can fly…


About William Eric Waters, aka Easy Waters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on
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