Representation, or: In summation

A ‘golden shovel’ poem

Come elections, they fuss like babies on buses;
 Cajole their flocks: Let's turn back the clocks!
  Snobbishly focused solely 'pon their own jobs;
   Self-styled leaders smooch every small child;
    Scores of whores hired for unsavory chores;
     No lack of hacks begging: O, take me back!
      Lies, pleas, promises (worthless) issue forth

W3 poetry prompt

This was written in response to this week’s W3 poetry prompt, which was to write a ‘golden shovel’ poem for my poem titled ‘Straits, or: Expanses’.

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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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18 thoughts on “Representation, or: In summation”

  1. Come elections… the rocks are stirred, as they climb from under… only with keen observation does one see the slime…!

    1. ya know, the ‘golden shovel’ is actually compatible with many other forms – because it only defines what the final word of each line should be – everything else is flexible โค

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