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Vote D

I haven’t screamed, gone door to door

with clipboards and fervor.

I watch protestors, urgency in the O’s of their mouths,

and shake my fists with them

on the television.

Where is my courage


to support

gay marriage for people in love,

stem cell research to extend life,

the right to choose an abortion for those in need,

health care for all,

better public schools,

living wages,

and everything that we lack in our flag pin wearing country?

Everything that would make us stronger.


Quiet, I don’t shout or join groups –

not sororities or clubs.


I have the courage.

I do what I know how:

I write, proclaim.


And I vote.


A patriotic American,

I vote Democratic.


United we stand.


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