Mystery of Democracy by Donal Mahoney

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Mystery of Democracy

Am I right or am I right,
one neighbor asked the other
as they walked the few blocks
to vote in different primaries.

Some people make a good
living off other people barely
making a living off other
people not making a living.

We know there’s something
wrong with that and every four
years we try to change it but
after four more years we find

some people make a good
living off other people barely
making a living off other
people not making a living.

Am I right or am I right,
one neighbor asked the other
as they walked home after
voting in different primaries.

Donal Mahony

Donal Mahoney, nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his work can be found by clicking here… 

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