Pauper’s Heart

When Jackson was a kid, he was going to save the world. He did know how, he didn’t know when, he jus’ knew that it was his destiny.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t, didn’t save the world. Worse yet, he couldn’t even save himself.

Jackson died yesterday, next to a dumpster in an unnamed ally, of old age and malnutrition. Authorities picked his body up and took it to the county morgue, where it remains unclaimed and unnamed.

He’ll be buried in a pauper’s grave in three months, only grave diggers in attendance. Only God will ever know his name and the hero he had been in his heart.

But, no one was saved.

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