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Sonnet: Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy

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Sonnet: Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy

by John Kendall Hawkins


The monotonic monsters are in control,

they say, bouncing around on big blue balls,

aggressive, full of animal love calls --

like Tarzan, all hands on deck, and "Let's roll!"

Hot Angus beef patties at Mickey D's --

they sizzle, overwrought, like Star Trek Scotty,

and squeeze secret sauces from your body,

chundering icky sicky tossing seas.

"Thoughts" circle in their heads, patrolling sharks:

O, it's a death or death situation

for this solo life of group predation --

God help us when they turn to macknife quarks!

Better run through the jungle, don't look back:

They got that right; they sure weren't talking smack.


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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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