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Sonnet: The Fruits of Over-Ripe Love

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Sonnet: The Fruits of Over-Ripe Love

by John Kendall Hawkins


"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom...You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough." - William Blake, Proverbs of Hell



She was a high strung bodiced cello laid

out on my divan, a regular ripe

tomato, and I, the love apple type,

fell for her like Newton's Eden. I preyed

on her smile and her soft unctuous gliss,

a plucked, low-hung fruit keen for rapturing

lips, and when she slowly thrummed -- capturing

the essence of the moment -- I knew bliss.

My fat siren, my morbidly obese,

my own saucy stromboli with the works

overflowing with me in her eyes -- Jeez,

who needs Smiley Silage and her porn tweaks!

For my money -- and it is my money --

the road to excess leads to my honey.

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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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