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Sonnet: Johnny Guernica Smells the Metaphysics

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Sonnet: Johnny Guernica Smells the Metaphysics

by John Kendall Hawkins


Here's the problem. I've come to the conclusion that.

Not everything can be explained. Polymorphous

desires, for instance. Dating doorknobs, then divorce.

You need pigs-in-the-poke. Something to hang a hat.

There are things you see that you wish you hadn't, and

sights unseen, disembodied voices, gods that bark,

foam out galaxies of mad excess. The one spark,

transient as fireflies resisting. Your hand

holds me steady in the night, absent Muse, against

all the failing paradigm shifts, evolution

some molecule's wet dream realized in false time. One

light switch turned on, off. One ardent flame poised and tensed.

Where's the solution in which I learn to suspire

and feel welling up the free form jazz of desire?

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