batman vs. catwoman (for Jeff)

opposites always
we squared off in the side yard
called the game
batman vs catwoman
not so much a match
as an excuse to fight
and call it playing

until the afternoon
your role siphoned
what was left of common sense
and you broke my glasses
over your knee
and threw them into the peony bed

was a gentleman
and would not have yelled
so loudly, even before
that belt found his ass


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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37 Responses to batman vs. catwoman (for Jeff)

  1. i loved this!!! brought back some memories,and the ending was unexpected and made me laugh out loud:)

  2. Leo says:

    Well, that’s a sibling memory if I ever saw one 🙂 I have a sister, and we’ve played that role play game many times during childhood. but I love her too much to break her glasses though 😉 fights, rivalry, love, affection, togetherness.. all there, and I think this is my favorite of yours.

  3. nelle says:

    Okay, I’m another who laughed from your ending.

    • 🙂 Me too–though at the time it happened I was sobbing from the loss of my vision 😉

      Jeff does not even remember doing this–probably because the trauma of the belting erased the cause from his mind.

  4. Lena Corazon says:

    Awww, this is so cute! Definitely brings back memories of when my sister and I were younger.

  5. My ma would say ‘stop! It’ll all end in tears!’ ~ guess in this case it truly did 🙂

  6. unfetteredbs says:

    thanks for the smile Susan

  7. Ouch! I remember everything about the receiving end of belts 🙂

  8. Trent Lewin says:

    I feel for whoever got the thrashing, Susan, and have to wonder what you did to instigate this.

  9. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    Awesome. Hilarious! I love it.

  10. Rhonda says:

    HA! Love this and brings back plenty o’ memories of my own battles with the bros. belt, stick, souvenir canoe paddle from hawaii (lol, that one didn’t last long, broke first time used and not on my behind thank goodness)…but like you, many many more hugs than spanks.

  11. Laughing so hard. Nice one, though I feel sorry for Batman

  12. The games we played when we were young! Beautiful! But who used the belt? and why the gender bias in its application?
    Great poem! Takes me back to my own young days, so many many years ago!

    • Ah–I guess the gender bias was executed by my Dad, who had just bought the new said glasses a few weeks before…it probably had less to do with gender and more to do with frustration, the poor man. BTW, Mom was quite handy with the belt, too!

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