Poems of the Week

14th Amen Man

by Julia Griffin

“That provision [the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment] has been held to guarantee
some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be ‘deeply rooted
in this Nation’s history and tradition’ and ‘implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.'”
—Dobbs, slip opinion p. 5 (Opinion of the Court)

The wild Fourteenth Amendment
Reined back to first traditions,
Folk wondered what the trend meant
For other new positions.

Alas, poor spousal promise!
Let’s hope there’s strength still in ya
As Thomas wrestles Thomas
On Loving v. Virginia.