by Kevin T. McEneaney
The House of Laws mourns
for the loss of its dignity.
The labyrinth of law and decorum
echoes in silent objection
to its violation before the world.
We weep for the unnecessary dead.
Everyone knows the reason for our sorrow,
but many will not admit the reason.
We walk down the corridors of Memory
for the next century,
for what happened on that Day of Epiphany.