only love

Nightmare
Nightmare by Francesco Martini

if i could, i would
ease the melancholic
nightmares
that haunt your
mind.   

if i could, i would
battle the
horrors
that bite at your
heels like starving
piranha.   

if i could, i would
carry you away
to the land of
manna
and shelter you
from the unbearable.   

if i could, i would
provide you with
water
that would douse
the fire burning
your soul.

if i could, i would
shoulder
it all.

but i can’t.  my
superpower is not
flight or safety
or strength of arm or
providence. 

it is only
love.

Created for Jingle Poetry Potluck Party! 
Prompt:  Cartoons, Sci-Fi, and Superpowers.

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