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Covid-Sonnet-19

Apologies to John Donne

Lock down my brain, deep state Panopticus,

Lest I run from thee and get off the grid.

9/11, then stuxnet, now Covid:

Methinks paranoia ran off with us,

Like some inky squid with a damn octopus,

Eyes, ears, here, there, battening down my lid

Where late my thinking lurked -- a locked ward kid

Gone mad, an opioid homunculus --

I, we, could see it coming, Big Pharma,

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)
 

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