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Sonnet: If a Man Falls in the Garden

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Sonnet: If a Man Falls in the Garden

by John Kendall Hawkins

If a tree falls in the forest and there

isn't one, is that a koan or the end

of time? There are no newspapers out here

in the burbs of being, where we bend

with the remover to remove, lost sheep

who've leapt over fences to bring us sleep

in the Land of Nod. If a far light bursts.

If a rose falls in the garden. If Man

ceases, or else takes a turn for the worse,

keened for transmogrification.

If we become hooked on the ecstasy

of self-making, a Satan-smitten smile.

If we're tempted to a second exile

a colossus falling, a tree. Who'll see?

Also published at my Substack site.

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Oceania.

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