Moving to Metropolis – A Poem by Sylvia Syms

Moving to Metropolis

Moving to Metropolis

I want to know people
like Lois Lane
who for years did not
connect Clark’s disappearances
with Superman’s arrival.

… And Jimmy who from one jam
to the next was clueless about
Clark removing his butt from
that sling so promptly- so often.

Perry White was always yelling
at his inferior subordinate
who was just too busy saving
the world to meet copy deadlines.

I want to know people free
of the insight required to
determine my true identity
I am moving to Metropolis.