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Sonnet: Etude for Strings on the Other Bank

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Gregory Chance strums the blues.
Gregory Chance strums the blues.
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I used to be so, so very Deleuzional,

but now I'm not Saussure, and take things hard --

a development-delayed Lyotard;

pay folks to kneel at my confessional,

like some self-indulgent bourgeois sinner,

and debrief him after on God's response

to my latest falls from grace. And his taunts

tell me Big Guy's patience have grown thinner.

I carry my steel Guatarri around

and strum my blues everywhere I go

and sing: O Heidi! Heidi! Heidi! 'Ho!

A twangy mad upper register sound.

Well, it's back to Nietzsche: He knew women,

and they knew him. They had his head swimmin.


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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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