Election Day

Election Day

She goes Sunday driving on a Tuesday,
eating a garden on rye at a shoreline cafe.
Got to blow this town and go on down
far from all those city sounds.

She voted by mail so she’s ready to set sail.
Don’t know how to drive with these marshmallow eyes.
Past the farmers and the truckers.
Past county lines into the mountainsides.

Instant change of attitude with a change in the altitude.
Far from the soldiers rehearsing for battle
and the grazing, lazy cattle.

On a park bench in the woods there she stood.
Out where the only connection is between her soul and heaven.

Where grass grows higher into gentle clouds,
and nothing roars like the ocean loud.

Where moss climbs towering trees,
and trumpet shaped flowers climb the ridges free.

Where hippies go to hike,
and everything feels alright to tourists and locals alike.

Secluded in the pines out of touch with this thing called time.

It’s a place to come on Election Day
when you just ain’t sure which way
the country’s going to sway.
This train wreck is too fascinating to look away.

She’ll listen to the returns as she makes her return,
but for now she’s free wandering the bay
for this was all just a temporary stay.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.