To knock on a door and discuss politics with a neighbor. To crack open a ebook and listen to a brand new voice. To canvass a aspect avenue, zig-zagging between homes. To show from one line to the subsequent till you attain the poem’s inconceivable finish.
How are poetry and campaigning alike? It’s a query I’ve requested myself within the lulls that accompany each: whereas listening to the dial tone that defines a cellphone financial institution and whereas mulling a picture or rhyme. No matter solutions I’ve imagined — about hope or the ability of phrases — stem from November weekends I’ve spent splitting my time between the 2.