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 Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.