Archive for March, 2018

FRESH GRAPES

March 25, 2018

(On February 20, 2018, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal refused to grant convicted murderer and former university professor Valery Fabrikant the right to have a hearing to determine whether prisoners at the federal Archambault Institution can buy fresh grapes.)

FRESH GRAPES

Across a harsh, rocky landscape we traipse
We hope that justice one day will improve
All poor prisoner wants is to buy fresh grapes.

We oft display intelligence of apes
It is not a theory that I must prove
Across a harsh, rocky landscape we traipse.

In Archambault prison the mind seeks escapes
For us to guard insanity, it behoves
All poor prisoner wants is to buy fresh grapes.

His passage through hardship left hefty scrapes
We cannot predict how a hurt mind moves
Across a harsh, rocky landscape we traipse.

The noble court eats cream on their crêpes
But small application before them they disapprove
All poor prisoner wants is to buy fresh grapes.

Our world—when judges lose kindness—shapes
I must never let myself fall into that groove
Across a harsh, rocky landscape we traipse
All poor prisoner wants is to buy fresh grapes.

 

 

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