Capitol Fever

Capitol Fever
I will go down to DC again, to the crowded Mall and the Pool,
And all I ask is a mandate and a Hill without a fool,
And some calm polls from the newsrooms and the end of the correction,
And the great luck of a swan song before the next election.
January 2001
Parody of the opening of “Sea Fever” by John Masefield. If only my prediction had been right.