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#Haiku Happenings #5: Dwight Roth’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

Roth Poetry

I Voted

Yesterday, I cast my early vote at our local library. The candidates and supporters were confined to a yellow tape line on the sidewalk. It was set up to avoid harassment of people coming to vote. You could go to them, but you could also ignore them if you wished. Sometimes we may wonder weather our vote really does make any difference. Politics is sort of like playing the lottery. Most of the time our ticket comes up short of our expectation. Once in a while the person we cast our vote for really does make a positive difference in our world. In spite of that we still line up to cast our ballot.

I Voted… did you?
Democracy’s foundation
Leaves cover tree roots

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Frank Tassone asked us to examine the roots of our democracy and write a Haikia poem using or alluding to democracy.

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