am I the only one?

sitting there tonight I am thinking,
am I the only one not enamoured of
Abraham  Lincoln?
somebody on the radio is voicing
the greatness of Lincoln
and I sit here with my doubts.
am I a crank?
do old heroes irk me?
do I distrust history?

why can’t I wade in this bliss of the
past?

I turn the radio off.

I’m going downstairs to watch
David Letterman on
tv.