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Good Friday Sonnet

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Good Friday Sonnet

by John Kendall Hawkins

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Well, by God, isn't that a kick in the head!

Just moments before he was being dressed

for dinner by cannibals -- the sole guest.

He said, "Look at the bird," and ran instead.

Transubstantiation was not his bag --

'ain't gonna make my black ass host and wine,'

said Friday, who was good, and loved the Divine,

and was a 'tranny' even now in drag.

He came under the high heel of Crusoe,

his new rich master, and was converted

to Jesus; at Easter he reverted

to magical thinking, slaughtered a goat.

The two lived happily ever after

in middle class splendor and soused laughter.

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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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