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Absentee Tenets (A Voting Poem)

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a penny for Lincoln's thoughts.

(Maybe they should grow copper plants now -- some Abe's face

is in everything everywhere anyway, he spleened)

I wander. Why.
.

And me down under, deep in the south.

Keeping ideas to myself, and closing my mouth.

You could die down here, become

just another accident statistic,

like Dylan almost did, stuck inside Mobile,

almost caught without a ticket to the deal.

These days I wander shores in tennis shoes

and pledge allegiance

to the Southern Cross, the real deal,

and wonder, ad astra-like,

10,000 miles away, the length of the Great Wall,

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)
 

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