Questionnaires to be filled out by prospective jurors for the O. J. Simpson trial asked if being sequestered through February of the following year would cause a hardship. Hardship? As in, will my boss let me be off work for that long? Can I be away 24/7 from my family, i.e. young children — or even teenagers — aging parents or someone else I might be caring for a few months or even just a few weeks? That is the question posed on this questionnaire. And that was the subject of the haiku I wrote twenty years ago today.
Ask about sequestration.
Through February? How unrealistic did that turn out to be!