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Haiku Sonnet on Fragged Selves (with solo riffs by Deaf 'Jamb Dan)

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Haiku Sonnet on Fragged Selves (with solo riffs by Deaf 'Jamb Dan)

by John Kendall Hawkins


Captain said flank Johnny / Rodriguez bought bamboo booby / good night for a frag

I tell my diary: 'tense'


Slopes in the downpour / rice paddies 'postcard' today / time to think of frags

motherfukka Captain Rense only like death if someone else die, DC medals man after the after, we grunts get VA


Hanoi Hannah's voice / R and R coming Da Nang / gon frag a p*ssy

he all johnny on the spot wit his citations and gung ho-like gunga din bout nothing but blowed up kids riding the Tao wave to their eastern heaven pass the spliff clown hooray


Major Moutho grinned / Sally Saigon GI bill / in a fragging mood

dumb motherfuckers all John Wayne stupid green beret stole my guitar and f*cking loose change and lotus detritus on the stream, doc said duck next time and I quacked PTSD like some witch doctor doll all pins and needles why beat a dead duck when it's already down, why beat a dead duck, why? why? I'm down


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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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