The Fall in Voter Turnout The Society August 27, 2012 Poetry By Michael T. Young The pine’s elected to the maple’s post, the fly’s buzzword is vetoed by the day, streams in a presidential race all boast in speeches glittering with icy spray. The squirrels lobby to protect their nuts, the honeysuckle prosecutes the bee, the Sun, pro-lifer that he is, throws fits about the New Moon’s pro-choice policy. The winds approve this autumn, pass its leaves, decline more funding to the seed committee. So every bear believes what he believes, and all the deer are moving to the city. Originally published in the journal Pivot, in 1997. Click here for other poems by Michael T. Young www.michaeltyoung.com Related Post Review: In Hubble’s Shadow by Carol Smallwood, Shanti... By Alex Phuong The night sky has served as the inspiration for many poets and writers, from Longfellow’s “The Light of Stars” to “Stars” by Rob... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.