20 (John John)



John John automaton, born to never, 

never learn. John John automaton, born

to never never learn. Born to ever 

ever urn.  Born to burn and born to scorn.

 

John John automaton, got nothing,

nothing, nothing done. John John automat,

nothing winning, always spinning spinning

spinning. John-a-folds his wrinkles flat.

 

John John automatic. Panic panic

panic panic. Needs to needs to needs to naught.

Needs machined, by house mechanic.

John-O-John, ought-to-John on auto ought.

 

Not John-o-ton. John John, not John-o-ton.  

John John, not John-o-ton.  John John, not John



published  in The Brooklyn Rail

included in "Webcam Girls Read Sonnets" in Vice

podcast by InDigest

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