So Long, Captain Kirk

It was irritating but inevitable

when they traded in Captain Kirk

for a younger actor in the reboot.

Even though he was old and puffy,

and the action scenes were all body doubles,

he was my Captain Kirk,

the James T. of my childhood.

Now he’s from a younger generation

and it peeves me that they can’t

come up with their own icons

and instead reuse mine

when Captain Kirk should be allowed

to say so long and goodbye.

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