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Good Friday Sonnet

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Good Friday Sonnet

by John Kendall Hawkins


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 Oceania.

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