Superman doesn’t fly anymore
since his heart stopped
and now, with Lois Lane dead
who would he rescue anyway?
Our problems are too tricky to solve
by spinning the planet backwards
We outgrew our old superheroes and made new ones
but like anything else made over
they are less shiny, more crass and dented,
Deadpool replaces Spiderman
and men of steel rust
in stale storage.