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Sonnet: A Thinking Man's Planet

by John Kendall Hawkins

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There are days when I can't hear myself think,

days the white noise clamor inside my head

rains, rains lamentoso tears of the dead

fugal selves, after-images -- think, think --

of multi-selves projected -- think, think, think --

across time, Bach math figures, ancient tense

marriages of linguistic convenience.

Trudging through slop, we go -- think, think, think, think --

Ego (or alter?) -- think, think, think, think, think

Super and Ids, stooges knee-deep in spongy

memory on a wet planet, grungy,

seeking sun domes -- think, think, think, think, think, think --

I feel sure I once loved as a lion --

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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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