Scales of Justice

Monday, January 8, 2018

“Scales of justice”
assumes a slightly different hue
if you believe justice to be a snake—
or when you, late in life, realize
justice is a mere schoolgirl
practicing piano early
in the morning.
Her scales, while perhaps
annoying, are necessary.
Someday she could shine.
Justice isn’t a snake, though.
If anything, justice scales
the walls of your prison
of self-definition
and then jumps awkwardly down.

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One Response to “Scales of Justice”

  1. Ed Nudelman Says:

    I love this. The schoolgirl image is brilliant.

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