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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Warm with the blankets thrown away
You wrapped within sheer black like a death priestess
Twisting your feet like a Japanese novice
And during the next to last song
Held on to me like I was the greenest tree

Steven McCabe is a poet and multidisciplinary artist originally from the American midwest now living in Toronto. He is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Hierarchy of Loss (Ekstasis Editions, 2007). He has exhibited works on canvas, paintings on paper, collaborative artworks, mixed media sculpture and video. In 2006 he illustrated a chapbook, Orpheus and Eurydice: Before the Descent (LyricalMyrical Books), which he co-authored with Tanaz Nanavati.

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