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Head Case Dismissed

John Jessup Kennan 1953 (Pomona)

Secure in your convictions
Of what you think I haven't said
Closing arguments with juries
Made up of voices in your head
If rib cages are prison bars
I won't be locked inside of you
It's already overcrowded
There isn't room in there for two

Thank you for the sweet subpoena
To this court room full of you
I brought my own interpreter
I don't speak kangaroo
You looked at me through prison bars
Afraid of being caught
So you brought me up on charges
Of being who I'm not

The jury is sequestered
Jurisprudence is at risk
Return in robes to chambers, dear
Head case, summarily dismissed

You enter into the courtroom
We all rise for the shining star
They say you've never lost a case
Charged with being who you are Executioners wear masks
I've seen behind the one you wear
I saw you in your dressing room
You didn't know that I was there

The evidence was tampered with
The witnesses have all been kissed
Your perjurers sequestered by
Your chemical lobotomist
Your bailiff, he has posted bond
Threw away the skeleton key
You're a prisoner to fear, my dear
The truth will set you free

The jury is sequestered
Jurisprudence is at risk
Return in robes to chambers, dear
Head case, summarily dismissed

© John Kennan April 2015
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