"Who will stop the people who want to cheat?"
-- Tabatha Yeatts
Your Vote Only Counts If It’s Counted (A Nonet)
In your hand. Palpable.
A vote that will be counted.
An actual piece of paper
holding officials responsible.
© 2020 Mary Lee Hahn
Thank you for this poem. I liked that single word "palpable" stuck there in the middle of the poem. I can feel it resting there in my mouth as I read the poem aloud and it appears again in the word "holding." Lovely.ReplyDelete
On a side note: It's been hard to write because so much of my attention is distracted by all of the dreck that passes for leadership these days (years.) I'm glad that you could write one about some of that dreck, but make it hopeful. Thank you.