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Sonnet With French Commercial Breaks

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Sonnet With French Commercial Breaks

by John Kendall Hawkins


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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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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