Poem: The Rules of Evidence

The Rules of Evidence
–Lee Robinson

What you want to say most
is inadmissible.
Say it anyway.
Say it again.
What they tell you is irrelevant
can’t be denied and will
even­tu­al­ly be heard.
Every question
is a lead­ing question.
Ask it any­way, then expect
what you won’t get.
There is no such thing
as the original
so you’ll have to make do
with a rea­son­able facsimile.

The his­to­ry of the world
is hearsay. Hear it.
The whole truth
is unspeakable
and noth­ing but the truth
is a lie.
I swear this.
My oath is a kiss.
I swear
by everything
incredible.

From Hearsay

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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