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New Year Predictions #249


I foresee informal celebration:

Whole Foods take-out and bubbled libation,

with Jim, our dog, and Chris, my childhood friend,

the evening rings greetings received and sent.

At 9 it’s midnight in New York’s Times Square,

crowds look cold, happy I’m here not there.

Soon enough, our west coast cheers and kisses,

Cozmo will wag his first New Year’s wishes.

xxxx

Each year that passes with much left un-done,

leaves gifts of purpose in our newest one.

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They Knew They Were Loved


Before murdered innocence,

before fear,

before hiding,

before blood,

before bodies,

before mourning,

before school that morning,

or soon before that morning,

parents gave children

affectionate advice

and probably kissed them.

Courting the Jury


Expert witnesses swear

they will testify true

even when paid to sway

and skew the jury’s view,

one way or the other.

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Some persuade for the plaintiff,

others for the defense,

coffee gives me a lift,

information’s immense,

one way or the other.

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Testimonies conceived

for expert deceptions,

planned to make us believe

and lead our perceptions,

one way or the other.

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Evidence cumulates

case has lasted for weeks,

at finish verdict waits,

now, I twist in my seat,

one way or the other.

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