(Halloween) Conundrum

It would be difficult
to challenge
Frankenstein’s
monster
if he showed up
at the polls.

The legal grounds are clear.
He might be dead—
Though
A case
of course
exists
That he has unholy life.

But is this right?
Has he a vote?

We have made him a citizen
So he is not forbidden.
We have imported him, Screws, stitches, and scars.
But he is dead.
Or perhaps alive.

And no one is sure
Which way
The reanimated monstrosity vote
tends to break.

Statistics are no guide.
And
one should never
challenge a man’s right to vote
unless
one thinks
one knows
whom
the man is voting for.

It simply isn’t done.

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