Because 2019: John Lithgow has poem from months ago ready for Labor Sec Acosta’s resignation

Because 2019: John Lithgow has poem from months ago ready for Labor Sec Acosta’s resignation
Actor John Lithgow participates in dramatic reading by celebrities of the Mueller Report. June 2019. YouTube, NowThis News/Law Works video

[Ed. – He calls it “Acosta Agonistes” — but then, you guessed that. The complete poetical oeuvre is reproduced at the link.]

John Lithgow is proving to be a prognostic poet, revealing a piece he says he wrote months ago about the downfall of Alex Acosta because of the now-outgoing Labor secretary’s handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case.

“Considering what’s going on this week, I thought I’d read you a poem that I wrote last February,” the “Crown” star says into the camera in a video posted on Twitter and published Thursday in The New Yorker.

“Amazingly enough, the subject of this poem is breaking news this week,” Lithgow, 73, continued. “The poem is called ‘Acosta Agonistes.’”

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Alexander Acosta was doing just fine,
In his comfortable Cabinet post.
Lucky for him, the Department of Labor
Got much less attention than most.”

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