Evie Shockley

(Nashville / Tennessee / United States)

Poems of Evie Shockley

1. Ballplayer 1/13/2003
2. Where is it Clean 1/1/2004

Ballplayer

i cop a squat on a squared-off log,
to watch you ball on the community center court.
butt numb, i shift my weight

and shake mosquitos from my ankles,
but never take my eyes off the game.
yours follow the orange orb, your pupils
twin, brown moons reflecting its light.

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