Of course I’m not a lawyer, but I think
They really ought to have to take a class
Or two in structuring an argument,
In how to teach and get a point across.
I really shouldn’t have to wonder why
A lawyer’s droning on about a kid
Who doesn’t seem related to the case
Supposedly I’m sitting here to hear.
Who cares if he is two or three or five,
If he is three feet tall or if he is
A little more or less? He isn’t charged
With any crime. You aren’t defending him.
Perhaps a class or two on how to teach,
On how to organize your thoughts would help.
It’s been two days. There has to be a point
To all of this. There has to be a point.
Perhaps you get a bonus if your time
Exceeds the maximum allotted to
The case. Or maybe you are practicing
Your speaking skills to run for alderman
And want to show the people that you care
For kids. Well I don’t care a flying fig
About the kid. I was empanelled to
Decide a misdemeanor, if a crime
Had been committed. You’ve convinced me that
There has. Who cares about your client. You’re
The one I really want to put in jail.