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That Gospel Spiel

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That Gospel Spiel

for A.


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I picture you, years from any now, playing

table tennis with your partner

at some schmaltzy kibbutz by the wind-pressed sea,

paddle-swiping at the butterfly ball,

olives plumping on background branches --

distractions in the breeze -- while old men kvetch

over coffee tables like Hasidic Prufrocks,

their peachy days behind them, and grand

children gallop in the surf and throw

apples at the pulsing sun
.

You miss and miss the ball and

your partner laughs, white picket teeth, at your energy

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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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