After I John 2:1-11
He stands before the judge
and jury, speaking for the defendant,
a curious position as the judge
and the jury know the guilt
of the accused, he admitted it,
confessed it, so that all that’s left
is the final judgment and
the sentence, expected to be life
at best or the death penalty.
But the defense attorney argues
for the accused, the guilty one,
asking for a declaration
of innocence, seeking a finding
of not guilty, shocking judge
and jury and courtroom alike,
until the attorney shows them
the holes in his own hands.
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