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Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland

if once I gave pain

DOMINION and other poems
by Alan Russo, 1977

Cover art by Robert Branaman

if once I gave pain and did not turn my head
if once I felt pain and did not let it bleed
I am undamned by the pilgrims cross I make in air.
Mary, mother of children,
your Christ is everywhere.

© 1977 Alan Russo; Page © 2011 George Laughead
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