Put Down the Government Rag: (tune borrowed from Allen Ginsberg)

All candidates look the same
that is part of their game
and what they do to you
will always be the same

Don’t vote, don’t vote, don’t vote. . .
it’s a capitalist hoax. . .

Businessmen in suits

white shirts and boring ties

even the women

look like one of the guys

The free election of
the masters so they say
will never never never
never never never free the slaves

Now voting is a hoax
don’t listen to your folks
cuz it doesn’t matter who
when they’re fucking over you

So on November seven
the next best place to heaven
is staying home in bed
and giving your lover head

Nobody for President
Nobody for Mayor
Vote for Nobody because
Nobody really cares!!

Dan Wilcox Dan Wilcox is the host of the open mic at Lark Street Bookshop in Albany, N.Y. on the third Thursday of each month and is a member of the poetry performance group “3 Guys from Albany.” As a photographer, he claims to have the world’s largest collection of photos of unknown poets. He has been a featured reader at all the important poetry venues in the Capital District & throughout the Hudson Valley and is an active member of Veterans for Peace.

He also publishes poetry under the imprint, A.P.D. (albany’s poetic device, another pleasant day, etc.), the alternative press for Albany’s poets, including such poets as Anthony Bernini, Rachel Zitomer, Don Levy, and Dina Pearlman. His own poems have been published in Out of the Catskills, The Second Word Thursday Anthology, We Speak for Peace, Chronogram, in numerous small press journals and anthologies, and on the internet, and he was a finalist for the 1998 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.