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Sonnet: Beware of Eeks Bearing Gifts

by John Kendall Hawkins


In Australia when they want to kill you

they buy you a Trojan Horse, full of shits

who come tumbling out the poop shoot -- mad wits,

like the stooges, who pratfall and shuffle.

In this Troy of dead heroes, union jacks,

and just plain silly billies, sadism reigns --

Truman Show in Salem with express lanes

to empty nationalist sugar shacks.

If you open your door to find a smile

waiting like a bouquet of love, pack up

and run, it's Dark Shadows, jack up

time. But if you can't leave, just stay awhile.

Just a nightmare, woke in a horror film,

Gallipoli, hiding under a kilim.

(Article changed on Mar 13, 2021 at 4:09 AM EST)


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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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