from the “Poems at Trial” — “Side Bar, March 10, 2008”


Opening interruptus
Cloud static blocks the words but not the voices
The judge shakes her head
Back and forth the argument tumbles
While jurors annoy at the first of many pauses
Turning away
Both lawyers smiling
The vanquished as well as the victor
Opening continues
The point reinforced

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About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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One Response to from the “Poems at Trial” — “Side Bar, March 10, 2008”

  1. Bruce, I like the specificity of this, these captured moments are active tableaux, overflowing plot points of story. Thanks. Carolivia

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