My poem 'The Little Elections' is a tribute to the hugely inspiring local election campaign which is ongoing here in Ireland. Voting takes place on Friday, May 23rd.
On the Galway Local Elections 2014 Facebook group, when I persisted in asking where candidates stood on abhortion, always a good one to put a flame under a discussion's bum, one commenter put me right by telling me that I had no business gabbing on about national issues. This is a local election in which an interest in dog droppings is, apparently, essential. And so the poem was born.
It has been published today on three different websites today.