Didn’t vote last night
Cause I no longer believed
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
This was written weeks before the US election so I was not talking about that. We had a municipal election in Halifax. I didn’t believe much in any of the candidates, but unlike the US election, these people had relatively little power to do any real harm to the overall state of even my little city, not a country like the US or the world. As a result, I didn’t feel guilty about not participating, and this was actually what I told someone half seriously when they asked me if I voted that night.
If it were the US election, well, that’d have been a whole different story… and I didn’t need to have seen the result to talk about it in hindsight, annotating this after the US election.
The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.