Saturday 30 April 2022

The Court of Jaded Justice

by Nick Gisburne

We bring you here to answer for your crimes,
But will not say exactly what they are.
Remember, these are dark, destructive times.
To think your thoughts are pure would be bizarre.
Whatever time it takes to find your guilt,
Be certain we will ultimately prove
That here, today, the moral maze we built
Reveals a menace justice must remove.
Before we decontaminate your cage,
We need a full confession, signed and sealed.
Cooperate. Initial every page.
Your case is closed. It cannot be appealed.
    The evidence, unfounded, will be burned.
    This Court of Jaded Justice is adjourned.