A Fair Trial

"Conclusions should be firmly based on fact",
Defense intoned. "The Court should be aware
that testimony may be inexact.
Your mission is to arbitrate. Compare
conflicting evidence. Do not allow
appearance or demeanor to deflect
the Sword of Damocles. Your watchwords, now:
Dispassionate, Detached and Circumspect".

The Jury, chastened, vowed they would ignore
the prisoner's rheumy eyes, the sick tattoos,
the blubbered hairy jowls and, even more,
the redolence of urine, sweat and booze,

but flatus proved her self-directed treason -
a scalar in the Vector Space of Reason.

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