A choice few there were who were dissenters.
After a pause; from T.N. his letter.
From G.M. too “with reasons if required.”
Simply a “simple dissent recorded”
– against M.S. (Uncle Maarten that is).
And J.C. had a relevant question
or non-relevant as you may view it.
Good representation if you ask me.
Expectation. A ripple-smile passed round
– from M.S. to me and over to G.M. –
as wee Esther took the chance to vanish.
Showing by its momentary easing
the presence of tension. Yet finally
our victory. We have conformity.