Justice Deferred

What comes when justness gets deferred?
Does Lady Justice go unheard?

Will she remove her blindfold soon
and lift her foot up
from the snake?

Or could she tip the even scales
and in that moment
start to shake?

Should she embrace the untoward,
or does she simply
drop her sword?

Justice Deferred © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: February 20, 2021

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