01 October 2020

Episode 023: In Court

We take a turn to the observational this week, with "In Court." I once spent a morning in the gallery of the local courthouse and came out of it with a day's less vacation time and this poem. The poem itself has undergone a bit of revision since it was first published in "Stand Right, Walk Left." There was a stanza that reflected who I was then, but not into whom I have grown, and so I rewrote that stanza to share my observation, but not in the classist, frankly jerkish way that the original words conveyed. If you have a copy of that book, the changed stanza will be readily apparent. If you haven't picked up a copy yet - or a copy of "Blue." or "Regret and Opportunity," then what's stopping you? Links to get copies are on my blog (lefthandrob.net).

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The poems will continue to flow, but so must the Justice.

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