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Sonnet: J'Accuse, Mea Culpa, Freedom's Debauchery

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Sonnet: J'Accuse, Mea Culpa, Freedom's Debauchery

by John Kendall Hawkins


Got me some heartbreak of psoriasis

which at first I mistook as postmod love

shiny visceral, empty as a dove

I lived lost and was on denialsis

My neurons itched, flaked, and fell, morn and night

twin lobes of mind downed in their own engrams

through a series of whambamthankyouma'ams

I finally came to terms with my plight

Took advantage of Lady Liberty

from the ferry snapped pictures of her nude

bimblebeed her honey pot -- that's how lewd

made her meat, put a sign out: rib for free

Still hold a torch, even in misery,

for the French whore from Moulin's Rougery

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