Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Miranda’s Right

The car screeched to a halt
Five feet too far
For the comfort of the law

The cop sauntered by
Aviator sunglasses firmly in place
Hands gently caressing the butt of a gun

"License and registration, Ma’am"
The polite inquiry shot through
The tainted windows of the old car

Miranda kept her gaze down firmly
Hoping to hide the betrayal of her pigments
Writ on her dark-brown, weathered, lonely face

It must be the distortions caused by the Phoenix heat
That sins multiply for the chosen few

And a right goes only thus far


Vidya said...

Politically charged; beautifully written.

(In the original case, I believe Miranda was a gentleman ;) )

Parth said...

@Vidya: Thanks. I did know about the original case, but somehow my first instinct was to think that Miranda is a girl's name.