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Sonnet: Time is Running Out, Our Egg is Cooked

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You know there's always somebody playing with dynamite

Now I don't worry 'bout a thing, cause I know nothin's gonna be alright.

- Mose Allison, "I Don't Worry About A Thing" (1962)
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The MAD thing is we still play with dynamite --

A that lights H, and N that lights us all --

stuck in our sandbox filled with quick, we fall

as through an egg timer, no line of sight

to our distant future, and no desire

to stand down and change our way of thinking,

like truculent pampered monsters clinging

to sole rights to the invention of fire.

Species dying, fracked-up water, arbors

ablaze, pandemics, democracy dead,

we need wisdom; we f*ck around instead

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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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