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Sonnet: Unjust Desserts

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Sonnet: Unjust Desserts

by John Kendall Hawkins


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Upside down Mussolini cake -- mangia!

Fascism's back in town on stark display

(if it ever really left at all -- Ja?),

hanging from a rafter, pi├▒ata gay.

Let's beat the stuffing out of it, it, it,

until all the sadist sauce comes dripping out --

O psychosexual perversit-

y! Women pushing men folk haunches shout

of the gorgeous devastation ahead,

and children with dog-eared Mockingbird books

prepare the noose with Cub Scout knots. All fed,

they sink in their teeth and barbary hooks.

Did I wake from a nightmare to find peace,

or, wake up to a maelstrom of disease?








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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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