09/02/2016 A Voice From the Gallery

Johnny's pants

This is dedicated to John L. Sandy (Spirit Lake) and his February 18, 2004, sworn deposition in Dickinson County (Iowa) , #PCCV 021330, with appearances by Mr. Lonnie B. Saunders, Assistant Dickinson County Attorney and Mr. Michael J. Jacobsma, Attorney for the defendant.

        I quote to Johnny:

“…What infernal serpent

Has lent you his forked tongue?

From what pit of foul deceit

Are all these whoppers sprung?


Deceiver, dissembler

Your trousers are alight

From what pole or gallows

Do they dangle in the night?”*


*referenced to an 1810 Poem by English writer William Blake but I cannot authenticate it as a William Blake work.

                                                                                                                           Vickie A. Larsen