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Sonnet With French Commercial Breaks

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Sonnet With French Commercial Breaks

by John Kendall Hawkins

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One little comment could be the straw that.

You bake in the mourning sun denuded

of your dreams. Sashays, waves, smiles can't move you,

not just because you're hungover -- that too --

but because she wants no more deluded

intimations of love. She says, You're fat.


I rub lotion up the base of her spine

while she reads aloud Simone de Bourgeois.

I parry with Nietzsche's amor fati,

Billy Bulger pressing tutti tati,

hands all over her bowl of Vichyssoise.

Give her a happy slap on her behind.


A clause says she gets to keep the Peugeot,

but I keep the tix for Moulin Rouge, though.


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