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Sonnet: Theme From A Summer Place

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Sonnet: Theme From A Summer Place

by John Kendall Hawkins


O, it's all falling apart at the seems!

The sundown summer evenings by the pond

that were wont to gather up our glad dreams --

eyes beaming in a cross-transversal bond.

And then you passed the potent bubble bong.

I sat, grooving on its burbled meaning,

while you played the smoke like a saxo song

of blue improvved cumulus keening.

Well I don't know where the f*cking day went.

But somewhere along the line I felt your knee --

our tongues swam, lunged, and pestled, while I sent

my fingers creeping up your skirt by degree.

Each time I hear your polyphonic moan

I'm enraptured, as if I got the koan!


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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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