The sergeant didn’t save the baby
from the burning building.
His partner did, but irony or ironies,
the partner was under cover
and couldn’t show his face.
So, the one who didn’t save
the baby had to sacrifice himself,
do the honorable thing and be
heralded as the hero. How hard
must it have been to stand
on the podium in front of all those
fellow cops and an adoring
public not to mention going home
to a wife with a whole new
revitalized, energized libido for
that hero husband?