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Young Man: In Reference to that Final Act of Villainy—Death

Transmitted on Monday, April, 13th, 2009 in Heroes & Myth , Poetry

Young Man: In Reference to that Final Act of Villainy—Death

The affair of night running began as an escape
from the angry arms of a disgruntled July
in which the fields dried to brown chalk
and death hung in the trees, waiting.
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Too Slow for Escape: A Letter to Young Man

Transmitted on Monday, April, 13th, 2009 in Heroes & Myth , Poetry , The Flash

Too Slow for Escape: A Letter to Young Man
(The Flash)

Once, I ran into a burning building—
the flames danced like a hedge of boxwood staggering
in the wind. The kitchen was a blast furnace.
The blender was blackened, the refrigerator
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Issue #1: “The Secret Origins of YOUNG MAN!”

Transmitted on Monday, April, 13th, 2009 in Heroes & Myth , Poetry

Issue #1: “The Secret Origins of YOUNG MAN!”

Country house. Old. Gray. Almost a shanty.
Short and rotund, Mother works in small herb garden.
Her skin is dark. Her hair in a pony tail. Her hands dirty.
It is Mother’s Day and Young Man is not at home
when the blood vessel in his mother’s head falls in
on itself. Boxers call it “punch drunk”—
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Issue #100: “Death in the Family!”

Transmitted on Monday, April, 13th, 2009 in Heroes & Myth , Poetry

Issue #100: “Death in the Family!”
This is it: the tearjerker issue. The death of Young Man’s father.
The moment loyal fans have been writing and blogging about.
“What happened?” they all ask. “Was Young Man there?
How monumentally did he fight? What about the other heroes? Dive deeper…

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