. A Eulogy for Justice It looks like we got justice for George Floyd Because of the techniques that were employed. But what about the life of Ashli Babbit? Shouldn’t justice be a constant habit? The Floyds got all the money and the verdict But the Babbit name? No one has even heard it. The real truth is that her life didn’t matter While the press and other fat cats just get fatter. . . What Happened, America? America the beautiful what happened now to thee, To kindness born of brotherhood from sea to shining sea, To ideals of religious freedom and democracy, The willingness to fight for right and love of liberty? Who welcomed masses yearning just for opportunity To work and learn and love amidst a new found family Where our belief in right and wrong and moral certainty Would carve a path to righteousness and sign our destiny? It seems we have diverted from our well-intentioned quest A polarized society not leaning East or West, But further left as partisans decide for us what’s best, Bestowing powers on a few, ignoring all the rest. Oh God, I really am in fear for our democracy, A government dependent on forthright integrity. On leaders whose intentions should be not for them but me. Please take us backward whence we came, from sea to shining sea. . . Richard Lackman is an orthopaedic cancer surgeon and poet.