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Petrarchan Sonnet #1: Money Down Blues

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Petrarchan Sonnet #1: Money Down Blues

by John Kendall Hawkins

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In one of the Fellinis there's a clown

with whorehouse questions about life and death,

and his boffo answer that takes the breath:

O who the f*ck knows. Puts his money down,

hops on his honey pot, and goes to town

like Man's evolution was on the line;

shoots his load into her vaginal brine --

mine field of lost sighs for the Kaiser's crown.

On the toilet stall wall: Dante was here!

And just beneath it: Beatrice was too.

Ideals and illusions disappear

with the wads, the long-held beliefs of poo

expressed in groans and grunts and gaseous air;

flushed away revolutions in the loo.


 

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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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