SCOTUS, that ensemble of nine voices –
with over 200 years of history
and known internationally –
Years, many years in the conceiving,
and once commissioned, on January 16, 2015, months in the composing.
Melodious to some, like me and many I know, respect, and love, who listened, hoped for a tune in harmony with equality.
Discordant to others, also including many I know, respect, and love, who hear in its dominant chord, sung by 5 of 9, the tone of heresy.
Still, this not so merry band
hath sung; that song, the law of the land.
That song, for me,
of love’s liberty.