Early voting in the Texas midterm elections is coming to an end and voter turnout so far is down. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem. Election Day is Nov. 8.
you? yeah, you. theyre saying you
should vote. theyre saying its enough
to show up and let your thoughts be known
theyre saying theyre all ears
and ignighting your hope and fears
but this time it will be different
theyre persistent, youve resisted
and dismissed it, youve got your apprehensions
prove them right or prove them wrong
either way, the day moves on
why would you chose to remove
your verse, your voice
from this imperfect song?
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