|Lady Justice, a symbol of justice.|
Imagine getting what you earn—
nothing more, nothing less. Earning
what you get, and getting nothing
more. Imagine one to one e-
quations other than an eye-for-
an-I, justice meted out on
a non-human plane. Imagine
being unable to break this
law, being unable to find
a loophole, being unable
to sue. Justice on this plain plane
being absolute—a tree looks
like a tree, a rock like a rock.
Words mean what they intend to mean.
Metaphor is unfair, it gets
more for less. Irony is pun-
ishable by death. Scales balance.
Justice is absolute, crime cancelled.
Three of these lines are illegal—neither complete nor metered.
"Justice = Just Ice"
For my prompt
Copyright © 2015 S.L.Chast
#28 poem, April 2015