1865: already there




New York Stock Exchange opens on Wall Street

     will they cancel student loan debt?

Thirteenth Amendment passes

     break these chains! 

Civil War ends

     freedom is a relative concept 

Abraham Lincoln assassinated 

     a shot in the dark: squeeze a turnip

Sultana sinks in the Mississippi

     neck deep in the muck: IBD

young Jumbo arrives at London Zoo

     neck wide in the glands: 


Alice in Wonderland published 

     is there even a key within reach?

Wild Bill Hickok starts first western showdown 

     the world is going straight to hell

Brother Jonathan sinks off CA coast

     yes, plummeting down the rabbit hole like Alice 

SS Republic sinks off GA coast

     or are we already there?

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