Friday, February 8, 2008

Quiet streets after polls close

On Super Tuesday, I came home after a poetry reading around 10 p.m.. I drove up old Route 7 and though the streets of downtown Danbury. No one was walking. No cars passed. The streets were eerily empty. Really empty. I could have been driving though a deserted movie set.

I can't help but wonder if people were so interested in the voting results, that they were cloistered at home in front of their TV sets waiting for the tally. If so, that's a promising sign in a democracy where most of the electorate traditionally stays home on election day. Whoever you favor, whatever party, whatever philosophy - register to vote and have your say in November.