(With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)
In the year gone by,
There was the inauguration of the 45th US President
And fidget spinners
And a picture of
The sun blocked by the moon
And three sets of women changed the world: Wonder Woman, #MeToo, the 13th Doctor (Who)
And ten Earth-like planets, 40 light years away.
And hurricanes blew things away
And Obamacare wasn’t repealed
And Cub Scouts chose to allow girls
And Comey and Gorsuch and North Korean in a nuclear rush
And assault victims demanded no more saying “hush”.
Goodnight, Adam West
Goodnight, Gene Cernan who jumped over the moon
Goodnight, Tom Petty
And gun victims gone too soon
Goodnight, wild fires
Goodnight, Chuck Barris
Goodnight, Mary Tyler Moore
And goodnight, ‘net, neutral no more
Goodnight, Judge Wapner
And goodnight, Hugh Hefner
Goodnight, Ringling Brothers
And all those who help others.
Goodnight, Dick Gregory.
And goodnight, original Godzilla, master of the Tokyo crush
Goodnight, Keystone Pipeline oil gush
And goodnight to the powerful, white men whispering “hush”.
Goodnight, Northern White Rhino, we fear
Goodnight, noises everywhere.