Sparkplug O’Shea, 10/12

Kay County

 

So here I am
Northern Oklahoma
Kay County
I like the Alliteration
Twelve miles from the Kansas border
Sixty miles from Wichita.
September 16, 1893 Cherokee Outlet land run
A white man named A.J. Blackwell.
Here I am—
Blackwell, Oklahoma—population 7,200 or so.
Just after the new year.
Dad’s pissed, mom’s hopeful
But here I am.
Twenty-six degrees, 8:22 AM
Sun Drops
and coffees and Root Beers.

Promote. Poetry.
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