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Absentee Tenets (A Voting Poem)

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And I feel like bombin' a church

Now that you know that the preacher is lyin'

So who's gonna stay at home

When the freedom fighters are fighting?

- Bob Marley, "Talkin' Blues"

by John Kendall Hawkins
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I voted Green today

from 10,000 miles away --

Green, listening to Nader's sage advice:

Vote conscience

Except in states where your vote matters.

Like Black Lives, my vote won't count

because it's a mail-in vote, soon lost

disqualified for blue ink instead of black

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Oceania.

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