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Sonnet: The Eyes Have It

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Sonnet: The Eyes Have It

by John Kendall Hawkins


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With the many thieves of light all around

me, whorling black holes when I close my eyes:

not Van Gogh's starry starry fires, but spies,

panoptici beasts that stare, make no sound,

internalized pin prick spots: I am lost.

There is no return from this paradigm

shift, this valley of the shadows, this time

out of time, like a machine-driven ghost.

Easter's promise: transubstantiation.

Phoenix, Icarus, Prometheus: fires.

From tyros to pyros, matchstick desires

lighting the way: transhumanization.

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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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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
       -- John Knowles

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If each point were an eye of the panopticon I'm housed in.

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Kendall, one question: Are you sure that this can all fit on one card???

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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
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Thanks, Al. Hallmark said they'd be in touch with an offer I can't refuse. Meantime, I quake.

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It's a mistake to quake, you might break. So, please, if you must, just shake, for goodness sake...

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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
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Eat cake. They said to Veronica Lake. But she preferred to ache. Turns out that was a mistake. She got had by a rake. Now she's married with kids and feels like a fake. And her fat f*ck husband is a copper on the take. I'll see you at her wake. I'll have a brown bag with which to slake. Thirst as wet as the bottom of a drake. Notice how I didn't take tyhe easy way out and use the word "snake." I really loved that Veronica Lake and dearly miss the love we would make. And that's it, Jake.

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Oh, poor, dear, Kendall! Alas, it's much too late!!! He's already cracked! Straight down his pate!!! Woe to suffer such an ignoble fate! Is there nothing to be done, to assuage his state? Ah, ha...perhaps... a more suitable mate!

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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
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Certainly there is room for debate. But it's definitely too late. I am fraught with freight. Although I hear Veronica's friend is interested, Sharon Tate. No, wait! Well, if you have a useful suggestion, I'll clear the slate. It doesn't really matter much any more, at any rate. Of the wrong acid I have ate. Porridge, my ass.

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While of cold comfort it may be, (assuming we're both straight): I luvya, mate.

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Straight, mate, right back atcha. Your contributions are wonderful and great. Well, it's getting late.

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Love this. Great lines.

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