Glass Jaw Sonnet,
by Gabrielle Calvocoressi, from Apocalyptic Swing
Glass jaw, chicken neck, bag of bones, heart sick.
Knuckle head, bug eyes, lily-livered chump.
Sweet feet. Heavy handed, gutless, headstrong,
Weak-kneed, barrel-chested, hairless, loose-lipped,
Lion hearted redneck. Hair of the dog.
Brainiac, bow-legged, slack-jawed punk. Head
Strong. Sweet spot. Gut Shot. Back away. Meat hooks.
Lazy eye, on the chin, stink eye, reed thin.
Face only a mother could love. Back down.
Nerves of steel, limp wrist, square jaw. Thin skinned, Soft-
Skull, small of the back, heart strings, limp wrist, green
Eyed monster, cauliflower ear. Knock-kneed,
Slim-waisted, eye of the tiger. In God's
Arms. Thick neck. Ass backward. Harden my heart.