Poemdog

Dogs 2018

VOTE ERASER
(11/7/18)


I've stared
at the signs
across the street
since spring

candidate
yard placards
staked upon
my neighbor's
lawn

as if
she were having
some low rent
political
garage sale

I've memorized
the names
without
even trying

I can't say
that I was
ever thrilled
with her selections

definitely
not the choices
that I
would make

so I went
to polls

basically
cancelled
her votes

not excited
one way
or the other
with
the results

just happy
to see those signs
gone
the next day

democracy
as an unfettered
landscape