I Voted

I wrote this last summer about voting…

soitgoes1984

I.

The first time that I voted,

back in 2004

I was twenty  years old

and I was in the military

so I submitted an absentee ballot

and I voted for the incumbent…

because he had given us a pay raise

the previous couple years

and was set to do the same, once again.

That was literally the only reason I voted for him

that, and his opponent seemed like a fake,

aristocratic piece of shit

and the incumbent struck

my non-thinking twenty year old self

as genuine

sure, he might seem like an idiot

but he kind of reminds me of my friends dad

he seems like someone I might know…

but little did I know

the incumbent was also an aristocratic piece of shit

amping up a fake drawl,

tossing a few more crumbs to the pawns

to keep them lining up on the chess board…

II.

The…

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I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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