the prosecution rests

where do 130+ years
of punishment come from?
where do they go?
how many years
will Colin Powell
spend where?

the prosecution rests
in its own smug

their mothers would wash
their mouths out
with soap for what they say––
& the way they say it

the judge is slouching &
yawning at the pinnacle
of justice––

the judge has an attitude––

black robes
bleak heart

some might call it

but you can read the transcript
with your own imagination
& judge for your

in a democracy
due process must always
be on trial

justice is a myth––
& it’s up for grabs––

only the fittest