General imperfection

I got my polling card
to vote at a station
in a local school
and
I’m going to run or
rather stroll in hard
and make my mark
which
just brings it home to me
what these political types
tend to be

make my mark?
like I’m a dullard
and can’t write

perhaps we should doff our caps
touch our forelocks
bow or curtesy
to these,
in most cases
landed gentry

and for those who still believe
after everything every politician
has tried to thieve from you,
I salute you
before
they shoot you down again..

© 2019, John Smallshaw.