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Sonnet: The Real Dawn of Man

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Sonnet: The Real Dawn of Man

by John Kendall Hawkins


Well, they said that it wouldn't be easy,

with fire-eyed leopards keeping us awake,

and the exile including the garden snake

who "gazed" at Eve, food that made us queasy;

homos -- erectus, sapiens, pithecus--

trying to figure out our taxonomy

one minute, the next Deuteronomy;

Jesus: "I'll be back." Holy Sisyphus!

Then one night, eyes opened, it dawned on me,

over and over, and I heard a hum

from the wilderness, sweet and high, come

to deliver us with a plinth. You'll see.

Forever in search of my human kind,

and love, in the white noise of my Hivemind.


(Article changed on February 9, 2021 at 16:50)

(Article changed on February 10, 2021 at 04:40)


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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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