absentee ballot by Justin Hyde

forget disgust

or outrage

i can’t even muster
apathy
for politics:

one bruised pecan
in a peanut suit
versus another bruised pecan
in a peanut suit

playground fights
have more nuance
clarity
and passion

any actual candidate
with human frailty
and novel ideas

is relegated
to a handful of lawn signs
and ten minute segments
on public radio

the whole process
has been monetized
like a double-cheeseburger

maybe the ghost
of che guevara
will set sail
and land
in baton rouge

snake-eyes

i don’t even
have the heart

to finish

this poem.

One Response to “absentee ballot by Justin Hyde”

  1. Love the bruised peanut in a peanut suit metaphor.

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