In her poem, “Superpower”, Jade M. Wong asks (probably rhetorically):
If you could have any superpower,
What would your superpower be?
And because I’m one of those contrary people who immediately has to answer rhetorical questions, I thought I would answer in verse!
Source: [Poetry] Superpower
If I could have a superpower
A power of any kind
Without a doubt, I think I’d pick
The power to read your mind
I’d use my power for selfish reasons
To get ahead in life
Win millions on TV gameshows?
Hell yes, I’d do it blithe
But I think, as well, I’d use my gift
To try and do some good
That coma victim, now her family know
How she sends them all her love
Fiction’s greatest crime detectives
Would have nothing on me
“Miss Scarlet with the axe, your Honour?
She thinks we didn’t see”
And come to me for help rehoming
Unwanted dogs and kids
“No sir, they wouldn’t treat ’em right
Don’t listen to their fibs”
Then I would make a name for myself
Tell folk what they already know
“Of course he’s cheating, look at his face!”
On the Oprah Winfrey show
At the end of the day I’d go to bed
Knowing I’ve done my best
Sure, I can lead a horse to water
But change is up to the rest.