ode to Obergefell v. Hodges – a supreme song


SCOTUS, that ensemble of nine voices –

with over 200 years of history

and known internationally –

hath sung.

The song?

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.