Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Head count

    Heading into another
    American election cy-
    cle, we prepare to
    count the innocents
    who still take their
    place at the polls.

    Like rodeo riders,
    or wildlife restored
    to its habitat, we
    should think of as-
    signing them numbers
    or banding them. A
    fairer way of track-
    ing what becomes of
    their participation
    in this democracy,
    than looking at the
    people they empower.

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