“The Deafening Silence”


(February 6, 2019)

when half that house sat*

stone-faced when abortion

was up my heart froze

*(Did not see, actually, but the description as I listened was enough – and it was expected – to make me wonder if The Late Justice Blackmon ever thought his majority ruling on Roe-versus-Wade would come from a doctor’s decision in consult with a patient to an on-demand up-to-the-moment (and past)-of-birth “right” which he never endorsed nor intended.)

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