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Sonnet: I Blame You, Lorraine

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Sonnet: I Blame You, Lorraine

by John Kendall Hawkins


Hope is the thing with feathers Dick Cheney

just shot in the face. Sorry, friend, he says,

kneels, and picks up the sweet disposition,

a persona, non gratis, with vision

that does not end with darkness in high rez,

and hands a worldly gaze back, now grainy.

Despair is the bat out of guano hell

that brings dis-ease and viral YouTube clips

of your memories, monetized: Bogie,

she always gets on the plane, old fogie.

Blow a whistle, Lauren says, you got lips.

You go to kiss, hear mourning's wake-up bell.

I'll be waiting in the new day's gusty drizzle,

pressed to my head a water gun pizzle.

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

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