I Want a Supreme Court Justice

Early morning hours

October 6, 2018

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who did not assault Christine Blasey Ford

Or has been accused of assaulting Christine Blasey Ford

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Like me,

Who was usually the last one to make a move

At that age,

Who got dumped repeatedly 

For failure to initiate contact

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who is more judicious 

About the way he uses his words

Who is more judicious

And doesn’t blame the Clintons

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who could only be accused in college

Of reading 'The Tenderest Lover'

By Walt Whitman

Out loud, at keggers

Who could only be accused of dropping his trousers

While skinny dipping with friends

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice 

Who never made the first move

Because the thought of intimacy

Without consent or encouragement

Wasn’t just off-putting

But was physically revolting

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who didn’t assault Christine Blasey Ford 

In ’82 or ‘83

And again in 2018

During his televised job interview 

For the Supreme Court

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who will always think of a victim first

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

To be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee

Not made up of just two US Senators per state

Regardless of population

 

America would not have happened 

Without this mixed representation

Of the States and of individuals

But America exists now

And California deserves a few more Senators

Than North Dakota

New York deserves a few more Senators

Than Idaho

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who is a woman

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who aced their televised job interview

Kind of like Christine Blasey Ford

 

I want a Supreme Court Justice

Who still has a copy

Of 'The Tenderest Lover' by Walt Whitman

Like me, 

In their home library