Loudly conducting his business,
Drinking coffee and taking a call,
What I find as I try not to listen is
That he’s talking of nothing at all.
Freedom of speech,
Won with violence.
Did the Founders consider
The virtues of silence?
One thing the world’s forgotten, to its loss:
One’s born human but learns humanitas.
Cursed be contracts, property, and torts -
A pox on casebooks, on every teacher warts!
I dreamt the law would bring me untold riches;
Instead I’m stuck with numbskulls, bores, and bitches.
If only I’d listened when they said ‘don’t go’ !
There’s no kind worse than self-inflicted woe.