He skillfully set forth strategies,
Served up her scapegoats,
Superbly defended the indefensible.
She is so appreciative;
Flashing her ebony black eyes,
Conjuring up crocodile tears,
Engendering the exigent need to protect her.
The proclamation that sets her free,
Reverberates throughout the courtroom.
Chaos ensues; his skill, the subject of unending acclaim.
His legal victory, hollow.
He knows the terrifying truth.
Tonight, as darkness suffocates him,
He will silently shed a tear for the suffocated child
Stifling his scream: Guilty!
This entry is written in response to Trifecta Challenge ( http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com ), week 53: To use the third definition of the prompt:
1: having an indentation or inward curve : concave, sunken
2: having a cavity within <a hollow tree>
3: lacking in real value, sincerity, or substance : false,meaningless <hollow promises> <a victory over a weakling ishollow and without triumph — Ernest Beaglehole>
4: reverberating like a sound made in or by beating on a large empty enclosure : muffled