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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

American Beauty

The perfect American Beauty Rose,
is it diminished
by the slag heaps on Rt. 11, just west
of Scranton, or by the dark cloud
that seems to have settled an inch or so
beneath the surface of Lake Naomi,
or even the swell of soot that hangs
like a troubling thought over the town
on the other side of the river?

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