This courthouse is a theater house.
For me, at least.
But I’m not trying to make a mockery of justice
or a farce of these proceedings,
though it may be a small tragedy
with some comedic bits thrown in for effect
Last time around I was all Giacomo Casanova in front of the judge,
daring him to put me away,
because I’d just cover my cell walls in paintings of saints
or poems written on Sailor Jerry rum labels
and burrow the fuck out of there