Polling Booth Magic

There’s something vaudevillian
about a polling place—

something queer: voters shrouded
in booths except for their shins:

Wizards of Oz conjuring politicians
via levers and buttons:

pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
The Republic’s illusionists

whose legerdemain makes incumbents
                    disappear.

Joseph Dorazio

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