Every election is a covered drain.
Each vote a drop-off porch. Each GRC
a sheltered walkway. Each constituency
a community garden. Every complaint
an awning. Every speech a LED
block signage. Every citizen a new
surveillance camera. Every good school
a ramp abutting the MSCP.
But it takes less than five years for any door
to sag in frame. Choked pipes to leak. Concrete
to spall. The MP's papered smile is fading
from his poster to a sneer. A floor
tile cracks like a whip under pressure and heat.
All structures need occasional upgrading.
By Joshua IpQLRS Vol. 19 No. 4 Oct 2020