rev. martin luther king jr. was felled by
a single round -- fired from a .30-06 rifle,
while standing on the balcony outside
room 306 of the lorraine motel, in memphis. . .
and so began the very long, hot spring of 1968. . .
[this historical interlude is technically
off-topic for this blog, but it felt relevant
on this particular morning. . .]