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There won't be a poet present when President Bush is sworn in to his second term next week, unlike many of the Democratic Inaugurations. Weekend America talked with Texas Poet Laureate Cleatus Rattan about the poem that he would share at the Inauguration if asked.Making the Grade
Living on a flat land ranch
From my place, I can see the highway
reluctantly, pierce reality and draw
My father was the point of the triangle
The sun and moon have circled and hidden
Maiden Aunt Mary, always Maiden Aunt
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