- do you know the poem?
- no, i don't
- Walt Whitman. It's about the death of Abraham Lincoln
- Yes, i know the damn poem. We studied it at the Sentinel. I said to my professor, ‘Why mourn the death of presidents, or anyone for that matter? The dead can’t hear us.’ And he asked me if I believed in heaven. I said, ‘No.’ And then he asked if I had no faith in God. I said, ‘You have it wrong; it’s God who has no faith in us.