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Sonnet: O Say Can You See?

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Sonnet: O Say Can You See?

by John Kendall Hawkins


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When Colin K took a nat anthem knee

you'd a-thunk his cap had sunk deep into

Lady Liberty's Trump-supporting glee,

and upset the balance of time, but you,

Derek Chauvin, genuflector in chief --

Knee down lapsed Catholic? Or peephole Tom?

Flagged-wrapped fascist, Black Man Down, trauma, grief,

iPhones capturing a monster's aplomb.

And now we learn that there were six other necks,

including one held under water pleading, "Air!"

Screams, to you, a form of unwilling sex,

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