The first killing
of the New Administration
came raining down
from the sky
somewhere over the Federally
Administered Tribal Areas
And President Bartlett
turned to Leo
just past midnight
while they pondered
the coming assassination:
'But violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral
ending in destrucution for all'
'Ah, Dr. King' - said Leo.
'Dr. King wasn't wrong he just never had your job.'.
'Sounds like you're talking about a monster'-
the young student said to Nixon
just past midnight, at the foot
of the Lincoln Memorial
That stopped him. And haunted him
for the long moment it took
to truly take it in. And then never stopped, really
'Maybe I am', he answered.
(P.S. - Bless you Hollywood, for leaving me so prepared)