This poem came out of the January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by discussions with dialecticdreamer
. It also fills the "masks" square in my 9-30-18 card
for the Fall Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Mercedes thread of the Polychrome Heroics
series, following "When Opportunity Meets with Planning
." Read that first or this won't make much sense.Warning:
This poem features intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes consensual impersonation, a bank robbery, a domestic abuse victim, extreme malfeasance from the bank including the endangerment of said victim, the bank manager is an obnoxious dick, random customers choosing NOT to interfere with the bank robbery, soaking someone with a watergun, threatening to use superpowers for minor genital injury, psychedelic use of superpowers, the banks' only public restroom does not meet ADA standards, and also has a camera, vandalism via superpowers, the vault has WAY more money than it should, hiding out in an underground bunker, cramming calories, faceplanting anyway, and other challenges.
There are no casualties in the bank job. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward. ( Read more... )