The Gavel

Please plead the 5th because
this testimony is going nowhere,
irrelevant and rambling,
sworn-in expert of forensic pathology.
I need to pick up my dry cleaning.

Break.
Resume.

Raise your right hand,
repeat, blah, blah, blah.
The scales are off.
Evidence obtained in suspects’ Denali.
Defense: Contaminated, Not Stored Properly.

Break.
Resume.

Call to order.
On patrol. Stored in evidence locker B-98.
District 3. Honorable Judge T—— Residing.
Reckless endangerment, possession,
murder of the 1st degree.
These robes are airy.

Break.
Resume.

Sentencing.
Ten to life.
Parole in five.
Stay alive.

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