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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.

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(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 Oceania.

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