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Sonnet: What Do You See Here?

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Sonnet: What Do You See Here?

by John Kendall Hawkins


In my life, on the road to Calvary,

bouncing a basketball painted like Earth,

I came across a mad old wanderer

who offered me a Moody Blues album,

and gazed up the Hill to a hoop of thorns.

He said, "The water was turned into wine

and back next morning; they were dehydrated

and he passed around effervescent tabs of B."

He wore a Tee, hexagram 56,

and moved away, fading, an ancient ghost.

I climbed the stony path to Golgotha

and stood quietly at the free throw line.

They say a white man can't jump, but I did --

slammed Earth with a punctured fizz through God's head.

Also published at my Substack site.

(Article changed on Mar 12, 2021 at 8:40 AM EST)


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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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