|On The Coronation of King Charles III (Or Not)
September 10, 2022
It's good to see the son be king,
It's petty to think otherwise.
For our kids we'll do everything.
That's why it's hard to just sit by
While institutions fail to bring
Commonest courtesies to them.
They leave the comfort of our wing
To worlds that can kill and condemn,
And a network to which they cling.
But when all those connections fail,
It's hard to salve how it can sting
As they are pushed to prevail.
So, Charles, as you assume your new height
Please don't forget how hard the rest must fight.