THE CROWNING

Ted Richer

The White House ceremony:

THE CORONATION OF THE PRESIDENT.

Televised, no audio.

The cello—

Discordant.

MYSELF: It happened.

It happened here.

It happened in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

CHORUS: It happened.

It happened here.

It happened in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

The cello—

Discordant.

MYSELF: You let it happen.

You let it happen here.

You let it happen in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

CHORUS: You let it happen.

You let it happen here.

You let it happen in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

The cello—

Discordant.

MYSELF: You and I let it happen.

You and I let it happen here.

You and I let it happen in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

CHORUS: You and I let it happen.

You and I let it happen here.

You and I let it happen in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

The cello—

Discordant.

MYSELF: We the people let it happen.

We the people let it happen here.

We the people let it happen in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

Shame on us.

Shame on us forever.

CHORUS: We the people let it happen.

We the people let it happen here.

We the people let it happen in our own time.

FEMALE: Shame.

Shame on us.

Shame on us forever.

The cello—

Discordant.

The White House ceremony:

THE CROWNING OF THE PRESIDENT.

Televised, no audio.

Ted Richer

Ted Richer is the literary editor of Free Inquiry.


The White House ceremony: THE CORONATION OF THE PRESIDENT. Televised, no audio. The cello— Discordant. MYSELF: It happened. It happened here. It happened in our own time. FEMALE: Shame. CHORUS: It happened. It happened here. It happened in our own time. FEMALE: Shame. The cello— Discordant. MYSELF: You let it happen. You let it happen …

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