long valley of history stretches out behind,
long vista of humanity stretches out before,
from the Capitol Steps to the Washington Monument.
quite a view from this Mountaintop, isn't it?
domestic terrorism and oppression,
Depression and the bowl,
World War again,
Selma Birmingham Philadelphia Chicago,
and here we are,
a bend in the road,
a switchback as it goes down on the far side of the mountain.
quite a ride.
never thought i'd live to see the day.
but here we are.
roll up them sleeves
we've got a lot of work to do.