blogging, posting, talking, promoting
sleeping, sleeping, get up!
shower, shave, to the polls quick quick!
walking, waiting, sitting, voting
voters in lines, people on corners, volunteer time!
snacking, reading, getting ready
driving, phoning, phoning, driving
to the polls! to the polls! lets swell the ranks!
“this is what the ballot looks like” & “this is how you vote”
& “how do you feel?” & “are you ready to do this?!”
young people, homeless people, old people, ex felons, to the polls to the polls
– you can vote!
driving, driving, north philly, south philly, west philly
at the polls at the booths. judge of elections, thick poll book.
blue curtains around a machine
inside lights red & bright. and then go!
Push the green button! Lights go dark,you’ve done it!
hurry hurry go go go!
theres more to vote!
sitting down, eating a snack, tired and worn,
“volunteer evaluation”, then
driving, driving home in philly.
We’re off then-! We’re off to school. lets watch the results tonight
lets eat some snacks and hold our breath.
CSPAN, FOX, CNN, MSNBC…wait…Canadian cpsan? calling the election?
fipping flipping through the channels. its true! obama! obama!
quick quick hurry hurry get out, lets shout!
phone call, home call, call those who care
west philly, center city and down town- beeping horns in the air
park the car, walk walk walk , join the crowd! join the fray!
Join the fray- its in the air! Dancing, Laughing, and shouting in the air
a parade of cars, wearing youth for jewlery, hanging, dangling in the night
Shouting yelling celebrating! Celebrating tonight in the streets.
Outstretched hands, hoarse throats, nervous police.
YES-WE-CAN! YES-WE-CAN! O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA!
High fives all around, the outstretched fingers on cars wizzing by,
horns and pots and pans wake the night
a melody of sound, a medley of people
such a beautiful thing
drive, drive home its late
honk the horn 1 more time, 1 more time for the dispersing crowds
arriving, finally arriving home its late
lets go to bed, lets go to sleep
because now we know what democracy looks like!