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Sonnet: The Danger of Worshipping One's Own Demise

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Pilgrims on hajj at the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade (the former Snowden slave plantation site)*


Sonnet: The Danger of Worshipping One's Own Demise

by John Kendall Hawkins

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It won't be long until the hivemind swarms

in ecstatic circles around the sun,

like glad bees around triumphant honey.

Mass surveillance costs a lot of money,

drawn from the energy of toil and fun,

and shields us from the world's assorted harms.

If you see something say something but don't

say much -- just pass it along to your boss

and keep shuffling in the revolution

that's taken the place of evolution:

the master-slave commie-cappie struggle dross

is now resolved in syntheses of want.

Well I don't know about you, my good friend,

but this hajj season I intend to spend.


*In his must-read memoir, Permanent Record, Edward Snowden says his forbears owned a large slave plantation, but the Revolutionary War persuaded them to free their 200 slaves. Eventually, the plantation got eminent dominated by the US government and is now today the home of NSA headquarters. Be seeing you.

 

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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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