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Life Arts    H4'ed 3/18/23

St. Patrick's Day Remembrance (2023)

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I just read that St.Patrick had nothing

to do with the ridding of Eire's snakes,

as there were none.

How do you like them paddy cakes?

So, why the feckin' parades for no deeds done?

The Irish, right? Devilution for the hell of it.

I long to one day see the leprechaun logo in Boston

morphed into Bill Russell's face,

Mr. Championship himself, but he couldn't chase away

the old Garden rats, up in the rafters,

or in the all-white stands who loved winning,

especially from mouthy Southie

and the criminal citadel of C-town. And remember

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Oceania.

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