Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Voir Dire

"A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial." - Thomas Fuller

Photo by Tess Kincaid

(based on a true story)

She wasn't sequestered
yet held captive
for the duration
of her civic service.
Newspapers vanished
no tainting of minds allowed.
Dutiful justice prevails.

So it's totally understandable
that she'd take to drawing on the windows
audaciously, upon recess.
Her heartfelt thoughts 
a comfort for any nervous notions
 surging full steam in steady drones
of speculation-
beguiling her senses.

Only facts
served on a platter of evidence
 is acceptable.
Bias and prejudices not admitted.
Best you-
Ignore the intricate clockworks of our humanness 
as riveting and imaginative as they may be.
Always accept facts as fact.

"Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes."
Jawaharlal Nehru


Debbie said...

2 good quotes and i love the image!!!!!

brudberg said...

And yet we tend to bias facts with our emotions.. i'm so glad that we don't have jury duty in our country.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, hooray for the imagination !!

Limbo Delirium
Black & White Abstracts

TexWisGirl said...

a tough role these days with so much information at our fingertips.

Elephant's Child said...

FActs are so often coloured in by our bias and prejudice. Seen through rose (or dark) glasses.
A thought provoking piece. Thank you.

Gail said...

Great quotes.

I loved your creation too.

Cloudia said...

you make me think in a happy way

Kutamun said...

Seems she couldnt help but use her intuition ...

Jeanie said...

A creative woman whose spirit breaks out! Bravo -- a wonderful poem!

Berowne said...

Intriguing, because my fact may be your speculation. Very well done.

Kathleen said...

So imaginative! I loved the setting and the instructions to the jury! Well done

"Best you-
Ignore the intricate clockworks of our humanness
as riveting and imaginative as they may be.
Always accept facts as fact."

Sandra said...

accept facts a fact...that´s the thing!

Sun Bloom said...

Beautiful! A spade is a spade.

De said...

That first line is a stunner.