My ghost’s primary victory speech
I will first ask the mountains to stop counting.
Four hours after midnight I will wake my body.
I have done this a lot lately but he can’t take a hint.
I will say first I am happy nobody could be here tonight
Next I will say first nothing has been certified
Nothing has been sanctioned nothing needs to be
Said first I will say that first and then I will move
My body’s finger across the lever of night
I will do that first because nothing comes next
So it all has to be said first and hasn’t he said it
All already can’t he wake up long enough to
Lie by the open window looking nowhere
Through the silence of mountains and
See where this is going and do the math
There’s only one ballot to count but
So loud In their spring are the starlings