A Sonnet from 555

There is no origin that can be grasped other than the origin of a discourse. 
The whole thing was white, fetal in appearance, its horns were translucent like fingernails
The truck can be just an off-the-shelf flatbed that you can get at any dealership.
The risk of a list is that it blurs the differences between the items on it.
There’s a tendency to reduce the world to some theme that this then becomes the proof of. 
This is it, this is as good as it gets. 
There’s no awareness of embarrassment.
There is a hole.



—John Lowther

[Editor’s Note: 555 is a collection of sonnets written with text analysis software and a database of Shakespeare's sonnets. For more information, read “Note on the Text.”]