September 2004 / Volume Five / Issue Four
David Bates
Fuck the Vote

he was spitting
political pearls
like teeth
as if he were
flossing
w/barbed wire

he says hey
youíre just a drunkard
too lazy to change the world

and I tell him
I used to be you man

the same way
someone once told me
that they
used to be me

I said
how can you vote
for someone that you know
will lose

then I remembered

Iím a liberal

in Texas