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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Lara Dolphin


"SCOTUS Van Backs Over Mary Richards' Tam"

If you're a woman of a certain age
maybe you shouldn't be standing in the middle of a busy intersection tossing your hat in the air
maybe you should be home raising kids or knitting
maybe you're at a crossroads in life
and aren't so much celebrating as serving things up to the fates
gravity has its way, of course, and the cap lands on the frozen ground
also, why was the van going in reverse when it should have been going forward
and who was driving that thing anyway
ohhhhh, Justice Aliiiito!
it was almost as if he were aiming
there is nothing to do but muster your dignity
noone is going to commission a bronze statue of you picking your belongings off the pavement
so you best get on with it and head to office wet hat dripping limply from your hand
there is work to be done, and, Girl, this time you're all alone