Sorry we always seem to be so fucked up all the time. I mean you are always saving our ass and over and over again we reach out for the shiney thing-just make it look like gold and we'll grab on to it no matter how bad it is for us. And then here you come flying in to save the day.
I don't know why we have such a huge capacity to shift the blame. I mean really how hard is it to step up and accept some responsibility? But no. We worship the god of mamon and then scream "help!" when the thieves rush in to take our 'treasures' while we wait hopefully for ol Superman to fly in and save us all. But really what the hell? Maybe we would be better off if you just let them come in and take our shit. Listen to us now. People are crying just as hard over losing their third house as those of us who have lost our only house. We constantly want more. More TV's, more cars, more house, more sex, more more more. Jesus how can you stand to hear it all with your supersonic ears without going crazy? No wonder you have a fortress of solitude-should be a fortress of leave me the fuck alone.
Sometimes I wonder how you can care after seeing how much shit we can pull. Really how do you keep on coming back and saving us from ourselves over and over like that? Sometimes you piss me off you know. Being more humane than we humans. I mean really is there anything you're not better at? ( I pray to god you have a little dick) But maybe the thing that really makes me mad is that I think if Superman, who sees the worst of us, can find something worth saving then it can't be all bad can it? It isn't just a rhetorical question you know. What in us is worth saving?
I can't on the one hand grudgingly admire your service and on the other think there is nothing worth saving. So then I have to look for what you see. What do you see in us you bright eyed bastard? Because if it's there -if it is really there then maybe we better godamn well work on making it a bigger part of us. But you you subtle s.o.b. you know it isn't the big stuff is it? It isn't just the dying in war although those are the real heroes aren't they- those who step in front of bullets knowing they won't bounce off? It isn't the parents sacrificing for their children -doing without so that they can have a better life. It isn't those big things that they put into movies that make us worth saving although that is a part of it. It is the little things, the little miracles we perform every day. Letting go of slights and trusting in someones good intentions. Making do with a little less so that someone in need can have a little something. A kind word to someone else when we really need to hear one ourselves. I know you humble son of a bitch you think, "I'm Superman, this is what I do. I don't feel pain the way you do. It isn't the same. When you reach out you sometimes feel loss. You often soothe other's pain at the cost of creating your own. Your lives are so short compared to mine that time spent on service to others is a real sacrifice. I do what I can because I can but you do what you can't or at least shouldn't be able to because someone needs you to."
Dammit Sup! Don't you see how hard it is to be those people that you think we are? Don't you know how easy it is to do easy? Don't you know how much quieter it would be to just let Washington do whateverinthe hellwashingtondoes? Times are tough now Kal. Can't you just shut your x-ray eyes and let us hold on to what we got despite others needing it even more than we do? What if we don't want to reach out? What if we want to just circle the wagons and keep close those that are near and dear to us? Just because you can't shut out their cries does that mean we have to listen too? I know you see us all the same Sup but does that mean I have to love those that are different. What about those people with their fucked up religions? Do I have to care about them? You know Kal a lot of those people don't "approve" of me. Can't I just say "Fuck it then I don't care either?"
I think I'm really pissed at you dude. I'm really pissed. Pissed and tired and really really I don't want to do the right thing. I just want to take care of me. But you know what with you around I have to think about it. I have to remember that we are all worth saving. And I can't do that. Save us all. So. So I'm thankful too Sup. Thankful that you are here and that you remind us that you can't do it all either and that when I'm tired or you're tired that there is someone else stepping forward and that there is no difference between super heroes and everyday heroes (except the silly costume) and that a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the hungry neighbor kid is just like flying and that you don't need super hearing to listen -again- to someones problems.
People laugh at me for believing Sup, even though I've never seen you. But I can't tell you how many times I've gotten there right after you left. Right after someone got saved. And seen the difference it made. So let them laugh. I choose to believe.