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What’s Your Kryptonite? (a poem)

What’s Your Kryptonite?
by Laura Di Franco

They asked me
“What’s your kryptonite?”
And I sighed.
“Oh man, I don’t wanna tell,”
“My secrets are born in Hell.”

“Come on now
you super-powered beast,”
they said.
“We’re not going to
cut off your feet.”

“Oh okay,” I cried,
“But listen, I lied.”
“I’ve been showing you
my mask.”
“I’m not all that.”

“We know,” a softer voice said.
“We’re in your mind.”
“We know your insides.”
“Now get real for once.”
“What puts you in the dumps?”

“Well,” I paused and breathed
“You see, it’s thinking”
you won’t like me.”
“Or that I’ve done
something wrong.”

And the voice threw
her head back and laughed,
and laughed.
“Won’t like you, good girl?” she asked.
“That’s some shit you gotta get past.”

“I know, I know,” I shook my head.
“I’m so stuck
giving a fuck,
when I know I gotta
give that up.”

“Okay Goddess listen,
the thing you’re missing,
is a dose of badass,
and brave.”
“Remember your name!”

“Yes!” I proclaimed
“I’m brave,
a healer, a writer,
a lover, a fighter,
and today’s my day!”

“Kryptonite?” I frown
“Nothing’s going to
bring me down.”
“I’m a rockstar
in this town.”

“I’m a rebel with a cause.”
“A sacred message
straight from my soul
to yours, and
it’s time to rise.”

The voice cheered me on.
“You’re ready for fun.”
“Now it’s game on!”
“Grab your cape and let’s show the world how it’s done!”


Laura Di Franco, MPT is a holistic physical therapist, published author, poet, blogger and black belt with over two decades of experience in healing. Her transformational programs combine the empowering tools of body awareness and therapeutic writing to help you learn the language of your intuition and gain the clarity you crave for your life and business. Laura’s enthusiasm is contagious and the spark that’ll inspire you to make the change you’ve been afraid to make. She’s the sherpa you’ve been looking for! Want a workshop that’ll give you practical powerful tools you can use today? Find them at And more free inspiration on my Facebook page HERE.



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