Since the majority of me
Rejects the majority of you,
Debating ends forwith, and we
Divide. And sure of what to do
 
We disinfect new blocks of days
For our majorities to rent
With unshared friends and unwalked ways,
But silence too is eloquent:
 
A silence of minorities
That, unopposed at last, return
Each night with cancelled promises
They want renewed. They never learn.

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