Dogs 2014

JUST VOTE NO
(11/7/14)


another
election
cycle

another
crop
of pompous
assholes

they
all look
and sound
the same

I have ceased
to search
for a statesman
on the ballot

they seem
to no longer
exist

I simply desire
a genuinely
sincere
public servant

this year
I scratched
a thick line
through the whole
lot

fed the form
into the electric
slot

and got
the Hell
out of there

it made
no difference

still I suffered
the same stale
victory
and concession
speeches

one group
of the newly elected
looked more
like a police lineup

nothing
will get done
again

next time
I shall
quietly

calmly

tear up
my ballot
as soon
as it is handed
to me

politely
return the shreds
to the poor
volunteer

turn
without a word

then leave

at least
one other person
there
will realize
my dissatisfaction

no one else
seems
to notice