Do you remember
When things were stable
When things were just one thing, everywhere—
One species? Unpolluted? Indivisible, under God
With liberty and justice for some?

It’s springtime in America. The war is finally over. Grotilde has completed her life’s work of losing the last 10 pounds, General Michail has proposed, and the President is up to his new tricks. So what if the weather is a little strange and the last soldier won’t come home?