For the terrified and abused--
Against the military-industrial-media complex
And for the dream of MLK--
I voted for Iraqi mothers and Afghani;
In Pakistan and around the world--
Because each of them is my mother, also,
Weeping like Rachel for her lost children.
For Kathy Kelly and Rachel Corrie,
For Cindy Sheehan and Cynthia McKinney,
Jill Stein, Helen Caldicott and Medea B.--
For standing against madness and lies,
Opportunism and exploitation--
For all of them, I voted.
For brothers in exile I voted;