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Sonnet: The New Salem State

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Sonnet: The New Salem State

by John Kendall Hawkins


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Create the Chaos. Be the Solution.™

Plant the seeds. Get them pointing. See who "drowns."

Foreigners are the best props. Make them clowns.

Wink out monotonic elocution.

All good cheeky fun for the Far-Flungs.

Rent their ears out, a buck-fifty per hour.

Spend hours burnishing their White Power.

Peyton Place pettiness hypocrite tongues.

I'd leave, but can't; therein lies a clue.

Here, they'll never say a thing to your face --

like in prison, the argot, the rats pace --

sledge in the crease, bowl Warnie, charm school zoo.

Cult diggers one minute, mobsters the next

And shhh! Don't tell anyone, send a text.

 

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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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