Couplets for Justice

By John Frederick Kaufman


In honor of World Poetry Day
Couplets for those who don’t betray

The verse of stars, the vow of stones
And meet the sinking sun alone–

As if a cell can bar a soul …
As if a whale can hide the whole.

(Photo: Of Pieter Lastman, “Jonah and the Whale”, 1621 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)