Brocha, your rhyming is incredible! It ‘feels so good’ on the tongue and always makes me want to read out loud :). I love ‘begrudge me’/’judge me’. This poem, in particular, is so profound – the brutality of judgmentalism presented with the metaphor of a court.
I like everything that is not said in between the lines and how the poem shifts from judging oneself to the last paragraph of other judging you. THere’s a lot of rhythm, it’s short and concise. The courtroom and what takes place at a judgement, gives the reader a chance to realize what really goes on when one judges someone else without knowing background material, without reading the “evidence”. A great portrait of judging oneself too harshly and judging another person without the facts behind the scene. A great poem, Brocha.