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Sonnet: Itinerant Work as a Screw Jobber

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Sonnet: Itinerant Work as a Screw

by John Kendall Hawkins


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My gig's changing light bulbs in the cosmos;

they've been going out at a rapid pace,

one by one, like popcorn that's changed its mind

and is caught up, crazed by some double bind,

some quantum, some rabbit duck in your face --

it's cosmological jitters almost,

like everything you knew was up for grabs

and there's just enough time for one last Pabst.

Well, I don't let it get me down -- gigs, right?

The bulb factory could close at any time,

lights out, my lonely job made obsolete.

And maybe I'll find work on Earth, compete

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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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