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Poem: “1950s”

1950s

By Patrick T. Reardon

.

I put my faith in

the Cisco Kid

riding TV with fat

guy (Oh, Poncho!)—

through desert as

I watch — it’s

really happening!

.

It is as if I watch

through God’s own

window — just as I

watch the World

Series and see Lew

Burdette reach back

to fling (and can

read about it in next

day paper) — as I

watch Cisco reach

to shoot (good guy

that he is) straight

and true to knock

gun from evil one’s

hand, holy sweet

American strikeout.

.

Patrick T. Reardon

8.2.22

This poem originally appeared in The Write City on 7.1.22.

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