January & February 2019
Vol IV No I
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From the Mad Mind
of Anthony Watkins
In honor of the Sonnet Contest this month, for which we had nearly 600 entries, I am sharing the only sonnets I have ever written. I hope you enjoy them.
The Sonnets of Pork and Cheese
my first love, as a poet, at least a small
bookstore edition with black-shaped
block-printed images a gift to
my teenaged self from a now dead mother
who neither knew or understood but
only feared my words Elizabeth
charmed me and made me dream of
being a poet, being a romantic
but most of all, she made me dream: of
simply being as she had been
There Must Be Two
If they are to be called The Sonnets
and what of the pork, not pig and
cheese, a derivative of barbarism
yet the height of both the culture
of milk and the culture of food?
My-Dearest-Elizabeth I fear you
would not find me to be the kind
of poet who compared your eyes to
roses your mouth to the ocean,
your hair to the golden clouds I
write of pork and cheese
And trucks and tomatoes