Slouching Towards Somewhere
nor is it necessarily
jade terraces that can not change;
Irrelevant, nevertheless -
nor so much offend.
a judge slouches toward his fame.
Placards line the courthouse steps.
a jury files in
that has not filed in before
a hot dog vendor
from the courtroom
protests his innocence.
A crow's fixed stare
the magnitude of the occasion.
Somebody less than guilty settles in the stairwell.
twittering, sparrows cower in a gutter.
Tomorrow and tomorrow all will have gone.
Just so: cleaning ladies, duty done,
sequestered in their beds
may lie awake dreamily dreaming of their appointed place.