citizen — of uncivil law

so what to do when faced with courts believed corrupt
the arguments of lawyers are reputèdly superb
their clever pose can talk a jury into saying
“the birmingham six they did that bomb”
when all they did was cards
it helps was fixed the evidence
of course no advocate would aid in that

corruption burns the soul
once you’ve broken conscience it doesn’t die
even strangers note a smile and reflex tick

you’ll have no repair
you can’t depend on history to lie
you’ll never able calm

soul demands you avoid corrupt
but if you stay away the court aggressing credit pushers
or local clockwork men or chancers on a vampire trip
will legal blag your property

golden showers or freedom
mister jones next door or ghandi christ the buddha
property or soul

which would you prefer

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