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Sonnet: Fallen, Can't Get Up

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Sonnet: Fallen, Can't Get Up

by John Kendall Hawkins


I am here today but may not be

tomorrow, that's the fraud thrust upon me,

ham and cheese sandwich I am forced to eat,

to borrow a knacker's phrase, in defeat,

horse-beaten Nietzsche nag, Boxer alone,

facing his glue future, dog its own bone.

Morse tweetin' with his dashy dots: tightwire

dancing clown between beast and Ã"ber hire.

First time I held roses up to my love --

she smiled and smelt and she said, "Why white dove?"

The worst crime committed's a double-bind --

hearsed, limed, six deep in love at the same time.

Well, ain't no Nietzsche's gonna help me now --

fell, falling, bim bang boom kazowie pow.

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Oceania.

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