The Count *

Does having the right to vote
Truly float your political boat?
Or is it a bore, an unwanted chore
To step from your orbit
So’s not to forfeit
Rights to independent social choice…?
-Can you hear the sound of your political voice
Clearing its throat in an uncertain tone
Desperate to articulate rather than moan?
The effort involved to secure this right
Overwhelmingly a women’s fight,
Dating back all but a century:
The sacrifices made to enable me
A stake in the way my country is led
While I sleep safely in my bed.


*in the closing hours of voting for the General Election, 2017

( look- no headlines!)


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