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 NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.