Anime's Promise

Anime’s Promise

Is that really childish?

Wearing bright colors?

Tyrian hats with Wisteria brims,

Harlequin and Laurel Green scarves with Apricot swirls,

Orchid and Periwinkle button-down shirts with Sunglow sleeves,

Licorice Black and Thundercloud pants,

Perhaps a Midnight Blue coat to stave off chill,

Socks of Parchment Silver interlaced with Pipe-fire Red thread.

Does this fashion make them less strong?

Look beyond the clothes.

Within their world, 

we see fantastic futures.

A phalanx of hand-drawn or CGI portrayed superheroes,

bearing shining swords or scythes

with exotic names.


bringing evil to its knees.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler has four published poetry collections and one hybrid ebook of short fiction and poetry. Her newest collection, “That Fifth Element" is due out from Soma Publishing
in early November. She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. Examples of her work and links to all of her books can be found at


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