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TPF (SONNET SERIES)
rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
by BOKE
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TPF / FRAGMENT {1 of 12} -- by BOKE

{TPF_1_01} "THE MONARCH ON THE TRACTOR SEAT" is not

{TPF_1_02} the way postmodern sonnets should begin.

{TPF_1_03} AND ANYWAY... on grandpa's farm's back lot

{TPF_1_04} there was no tractor -- only mules in twin ...

 
{TPF_1_05} ... plow-pulling collars, guided by a man

{TPF_1_06} who loved me well enough to carry me

{TPF_1_07} in one arm as he earned his farmer's tan.

{TPF_1_08} I VERSE TODAY to see what his eyes see ...

 
{TPF_1_09} ... across the years ... I PAUSE to build A CASE

{TPF_1_10} OF FRAGMENTS from the place I first breathed air ...

{TPF_1_11} and first encountered bullshit in my face

{TPF_1_12} when running home from fishing, TRIPPED right where ...

 
{TPF_1_13} ... the pile was left ... THEN first my fingertips

{TPF_1_14} AND every inch down to my shoes. (Yes, lips!)