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Sonnet: Through the Abyssing Glass

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Sonnet: Through the Abyssing Glass

by John Kendall Hawkins


I can't speak for the animals we named,

who watch as homo erectus slaughters

each other, murders the world unashamed --

species falling by the day; sons, daughters

brought into a world at the end of time,

a space without a future, completing

the selfishness of our species, no rhyme,

no reason left for genic competing.

It's like we're mafiosi wise guys -- whack! --

down goes a forest, species, DNA.

"No one sees nothin', nobody talks smack --"

Broadcast that and then go the f*ck away.

And we live by a Dark Ages motto:

It is what it is. Cruise control, auto.

(Article changed on Mar 18, 2021 at 2:21 AM 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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