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Sonnet: Rob Kall's Dead: Bottom's Up!

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Sonnet: Rob Kall's Dead: Bottom's Up!

by John Kendall Hawkins


Rob Kall caught Covid and I hope he's dead

to the world, asleep, and gently snoozing

in a fine feathery oversized bed

with fantasy lives of his own choosing.

Why OpEd chose that obit pic worries

the wild spirit and dishevels the soul,

for it inspires half-mast tears, false horries.

Will death get him to his membership goal?

When I die Rob can kiss my SSA

benefits, a low-yielding RIB, but hey.

Talking Heads, psycho killer qu'est-ce que sais?

Rob knew that was America today.

I'm gonna miss Rob when he's really dead:

Let's hope he fully recovers instead.

horries, plural noun (South Africa): The horrors', delirium tremens

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