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Amy Coney Island of the Mind: A Sonnet Batch

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Amy Coney Island of the Mind

by John Kendall Hawkins

I.

You can see something of it in her eyes:

an austerity, twists of logic, Salem

witch dunks, Roe v Wade -- which lady will rise?

If Il Papi texts her, will she hail him?

Will 'He' press her Roman obbligato

and bust our sacred secular balloons --

our young women in sudden oh-oh ritardo

with no choice but to sing the Church's tunes?

We just don't know: She's not the type that talks,

suddenly, and her memories are shot,

and when asked to opine she coyly balks,

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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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