Suddenly

Who was Phil Ochs and what did he
do about violence?

These type-questions come upon a forty-
fourth year, gradually.

I take them easy, try to give them in
like-fashion,

when the horseshoe hits.

They wanted to embarrass Lincoln,
Kennedy, too. Suddenly,

suddenly I remember a Sinatra flick.
1954. One of the good ones.

Sterling Hayden was. A lummox.
Does anyone use that?

I suppose Abraham could, suppose
Jack could,

as well as someone with all that
bad luck would.

To know how it is. Suddenly, things
get away from you.

You start debating the hard-faith
actions, forgetting

to watch the picture with
Sterling Hayden.