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Sonnet: They'll Say, No One Can Eat 50 Eggs

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Sonnet: They'll Say, No One Can Eat 50 Eggs

by John Kendall Hawkins


Every day's trouble, a double bind,

a flimflam of postures, life-and-death in

the breakaway republic called the mind

lammed from the hive. Once we take a breath in

this world, contumely apparatchiki,

the T2 'mettle' man chases us down

like No Eyes in Cool Hand -- bang! -- and icky,

Judas cries to the what-we-have-here sound.

Psst, between you and me, we know the scores;

everything else is playing them, out there

on the Net. We're all like that. Joystick whores.

Reasons, straight ahead, for helical fear.

They've come up with the Final Solution:

We're all Jews to them now, with volition.

(Article changed on Mar 24, 2021 at 5:34 PM EDT)


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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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