batman never fights crime where he's needed

hey batman
why don't you come over to
my side of the tracks
for a change.
my neighbour's a junkie,
the guy downstairs sits
with a gun in his lap,
and no one will deliver
pizza after dark.
are you afraid
that someone will steal your hub caps?

Paula Harris

Published in The Listener
3 July 1999
Published in sign language
1998