The king of pop
The king of rock and roll
The king of New York
The king of New Orleans
The kings of historical significance
All sleep in disheveled graves
Tossing and turning
With their nightmares

Martin Luther King Jr. rests in his coffin
With his dream emanating into the ether
“That all men
– Yes, black men as well as white men –
Be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life,
Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”