Monday, August 18, 2008

Interview with a Superhero

Spencer Alley: Where are we?

Superhero: This is the kitchen and we keep it very clean. This is a good apartment, speaking strictly of the part that is inside its own walls. A tiny good apartment inside its own walls ...

Spencer Alley: But?

Superhero: But the tragic & hopeless neighborhood pervades more and more as time goes by. Seven years we have put in, guarding this kitchen and keeping it decent for habitation up here in this 7th-floor studio ...

Spencer Alley: You have an impressive view of the new giant green Federal Building.

Superhero: That is not enough to stop us from wanting to leave the Tenderloin, which surrounds us for blocks in every direction of the compass, as you must have noticed. It is time.