democracy — of uncivil law

democracy at least
enables change of government
without an insurrection
or civil war destroy

we who vote
we own the result
we choice the politicians
we choice the consequences

if a cornered state
has some nasty act to make
which angers many citizens
if the tumult people do not own
if their politicians fail to salve the anger

opinion may coagulate about some other means
to reparate the state
revolt insurrection civil war

this is risk destruction
like when a rag hysteria
incites a pride of fools
to lynch a children’s doctor

so politicians flurried
when half the voters slept the last election
politicians flurried
to preempt denial
of no easy choice

ancient front