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Poems of Louis McKee

1. American Beauty 1/1/2004
2. Inevitable 1/1/2004
3. The Blackthorn 1/1/2004
4. The New Theory 1/1/2004
5. What Cowboys Know About Love 1/1/2004

The Blackthorn

The blackthorn was his father's,
a piece of Ireland
that the old man could still get his hands around
even as his hands grew weak,
refused to hold. My father
never knew Ireland;
when he gripped the walking stick
it was something else he was holding on to.
I watched my father

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