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Sonnet: Let Sleeping Gods Lie

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Sonnet: Let Sleeping Gods Lie

by John Kendall Hawkins


Let sleeping gods lie, I would recommend,

and their godmatisms, because when awake

they've got big mouths -- just like Ethel Merman,

the transvestite, who gave me a sermon:

'Please stay away from Veronica Lake:

he's mine, not yours.' So up around the bend.

The new gods are like Arab sleeper cells

and you risk freefall if you ring their bells.

I knew a god once, wanted my timeline

from Facebook, Google and Twitter. Sign here.

Like a goof, I did, and came to rue it.

Doin' hard time inside myself. Screw it!

Angel guard's Sergeant Schultz, bending my ear --

'I know nothink.' Sieg heils and whines, 'Dasein.'

So you can see why you should let them sleep --

they're obese, snore, and they aren't very deep.

(Article changed on Apr 13, 2021 at 10:42 PM EDT)

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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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