Bat bummer

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 16, 2008

Lines upon learning that the actor Christian Bale, playing Batman in a new movie, has been unable to perform stunts in the waters of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor due to high pollution levels

I, dark knight with pointy ears and look of stern reproof,
From thoughts of self-destruction have maintained myself aloof.
But now the lure of this black water draws me downward. Will I
Disintegrate in toxins? Or be nibbled by bacilli?
Six times I've saved this cracked old world, and what I long to do
Is dive down deep, dissolve myself, and drift out with the spew.

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