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;
For the martyred, the betrayed, the abandoned--
Ishmael, Aguinaldo, Sandino and Guevara;
Tashtunka Witco, Tecumseh, Bradley Manning--
For this council of leaders, I voted.
Against slavery and wage-slavery;
Sexploitation, television and bad food;
The corruption of Art; mis-education;
The torture of humans and animals;