just you (superhero jesus ®)

As soon as you’re born you start dying
So you might as well have a good time

“Sheep Go to Heaven,” CAKE

by being just you
you heal all my wounds

like the left hand of superhero jesus ®
feeding the multitude at Long John Silver’s ®

gifting the blind sight and coupons for LASIK ®
and handing the mute megaphones for love

while skating smoothly across a pond in July
to raise money to end all leprosy

but never quite figuring out how to force
a camel through the eye of a needle

because even superhero jesus ® in the end
pales against the warm lips of just you

—P.L. Thomas