How many hearts have been crushed in these fifty days
how many pairs of feet have walked the national highways
and how many lives were sliced open on the rail tracks
how many children starved as their parents trudged back
the unbalconied people who'll go anywhere
and work everything from harvesters to daycare.
Well, there's no vote this year - is that the reason why
you talk about bells-n-petals, and let them die?