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Blessing the Boats - From the book of light (1993), "final note to clark" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "final note to clark" Summary

This is a third and companion piece to the preceding two poems. In it, the poet acknowledges the misplaced hope that abused children often place in fairy tales and comic book heroes. The poem says that the comic books were mistaken about Clark Kent who was only himself and not really Superman after all. The poem apostrophizes Clark Kent, asking how she could have thought that he could have helped her. All the time that she was taking risks, finding her truth in poems, even "pointing out the bad guys," she believed that Clark Kent would turn into Superman, whose enhanced vision could see her beauty. She berates herself a little because she wonders what she could have been thinking, hoping these things...

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