Journalism in Verse – EST. 2016

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018.  Seated, from left to right: Justices  Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and  Samuel A. Alito.  Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh.  Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator's Office.

Hypocritical Oath

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your honor worked his tail off
yale graduation
your honor was ambitious
power aspirations
your honor exposed himself
your honor has accusers
confirmed affiliations
your honor in denial
sexual violation
your honor will politicize
conservative infiltration
your honor strictly partisan
republican salvation
your honor on the offensive
your honor will provoke
death threats and relocation
your honor will play the victim
your honor not on trial
clear fraternization
your honor will be righteous
seething indignation
your honor will gaslight
enflamed administration
your honor submits his calendar
your honor has poor temperament
protocol abdication
your honor will object
elitist reputation
your honor will have accomplices
divided congregation
your honor will prevail
sham investigation
your honor will be promoted
theatrical confirmation
your honor will set precedents
dismissing allegations
your honor will act with interest
your honor will abuse his influence
judicial fragmentation
your honor will rule for decades
supreme abomination
your honor will be above the law
predetermined inclination
your honor will find a loophole
technical legislation
your honor evades 83 complaints
dismissed by  relocation
your dishonor proudly accepts
disgraceful nomination
your honor stands for justus
whitemale domination



Rémy Dambron is an English teacher turned social activist and environmentalist. His written work has been published by Nature Writing and What Rough Beast, with some of his photography published by the Veggie Wagon Journal. He has been honored by the Society of Classical Poets for denouncing human rights violations through verse, and his poem Oceana won 1st place at the Power of Wind and Water Art Show. He and his fiancé live in Portland, Oregon.

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