Why the Goddess Weeps


Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar North says:

    I like it, particularily the line about Nike. Surely most of her lawyers do long for victory and then will hurriedly add “a just victory of course!”Report

  2. Avatar Mad Rocket Scientist says:


  3. Avatar zic says:

    Stay the sword, dear lady. Throw chocolate instead.

    This is my defense, because beautiful ladies striking people down while blindfolded is awful to contemplate. It’s no wonder people go to such great lengths to avoid entanglement in a law suit.

    Lovely, Burt. Now I really must go eat a piece of chocolate to regain my inner peace. Maybe two pieces.Report

    • Avatar zic says:

      In searching for an appropriate place to put this, it occurred to me that this is a good place. It, too, is a work of art about Lady Justice.


      (Please remove if inappropriate, too. I will not be offended.)Report

      • Avatar Burt Likko says:

        I’ll not remove the link. I find myself hesitant to comment further as I’m ill informed on the subject at hand. As to whether it relates to the poem, that’s something that as the artist I think I need to leave the reader some space for.Report