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Sonnet: Rooftop Attenuation

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Sonnet: Rooftop Attenuation

by John Kendall Hawkins


I woke up this morning and found that I was God.

Like an antenna repairman's, a lonely gig;

no one watching free-to-air anymore. How odd

and I wondered how long ago I'd lost the jig,

I felt relegated, bracketed off, unManned.

When a magpie swooped I almost fell off my ladder.

Everything's black and white now since I got shitcanned

by syphilitic Nietzscheans. Oy, my bladder.

Dreaming, astral projecting really, I zoomed down

to visit one multi-iteration of me;

gorgeous little man with a devastating frown

showed me to the toilet so I could take a pee.

I'm a one-man diaspora now, all spread out;

bum prostate, my dark cathedrals filled with self-doubt.

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