ELECTION DAY

Written by Irene Latham

Sift through the promises
Replay the interviews
Step inside the booth
Forget scripted speeches
And candy wrapped slogans
Weigh again each pro and con
Remember the teeming world
Its people who dream of freedom
So many denied, the right to decide
Read the names
Imagine a future
Make the best choice
In the space between breaths
Your voice is heard
Without a word