NANCY MARIE DAVIS




history

history counts it's skeletons
in round numbers
over time
bending bones
like sand scoured stone

not too much to ask for














i want 
a vote
to hire.

i want 
every person's vote,
from the east coast to
the hawaiian islands,
to count.

i want
to vote
for someone
who speaks 
softly
with intelligence,
compassion,
understanding,
strength, and
controlled
etiquette.

i want 
to choose
from everyone 
that has passed
a test to apply.

i don't want parties,
i want candidates
that meet the
requirements
of doing the job.