On Election Day

Let’s give worms the vote
blind but smart
they’ve been digging holes
longer than we have.
Let’s give elephants the vote
their wisdom comes in huge doses
hear their say on ivory.
Let’s give dogs the vote
loyal and obedient
tails held high
dogs don’t lie.
Let’s give spiders the vote
their webs don’t cover our eyes.
Let’s give honeyeaters the vote
upbeat and swift
they don’t disappoint.
Let’s give magpies the vote
their songs and joy raise the day
and promise more.


Copyright  Sandra Roe

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