You’ve left a hole in the world as I know it.
I find myself with Gore beating Bush,
with Dewey in fact defeating Truman.
What you’ve done is provide final proof
that we are not alone in the only universe,
by creating a parallel one without you.
Absenting yourself from future history,
you’ve left Germany and Japan victorious
over both the United and Confederate States.
We’ll never stand in wonder on lunar soil,
never sail for the Indies and discover more.
You can forget about our unborn children.