Saturday Haiku: “The Sidekick”

Here’s to the hero
beside The Invincible.
The one who feels pain.

You work in shadow,
Seeing distant dangers
and tracking them down.

You’re the one taken
in hostage situations
who puts others first.

Some might see you as:
weaker, smaller, less appealing,
more human, more us…

Or who we want to be.

When the chips are down,
You provide the pep talk
that changes the tide.

That’s why we cheer
when you live to fight again.
Maybe we’ll join you.

– Alex Schattner  (10/13/12)