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The Judge was Laughing by Raymond A. Foss

I have often wondered,
is it better that the judge was laughing
would that be my one good moment that day,
the next time I am before them
will that be the quota for the day
Those same walls, that same space
working, white collar, sweatshop
a selfish mistress, demanding loyalty
fealty, hours spent preparing
for scant minutes on the record
Maybe negotiate in the hall
bring that smile to the judge’s face
All set, signed and sealed, case closed

June 9, 2008
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