Mark Halliday

(1949 / United States)

Mark Halliday Poems

1. The Missing Poem 4/14/2015
2. The Students 8/20/2015
3. Key To The Highway 9/8/2016
4. Divorced Fathers and Pizza Crusts 9/8/2016
5. The Halls 9/8/2016
6. Human Hunger 9/8/2016
7. La Marquise de Gloire 9/8/2016
8. Pasco, Barbara 9/8/2016
9. Pathos of the Momentary Smile 9/8/2016
10. Poetry Failure 9/8/2016
11. Time in a Brown House 9/8/2016
12. Why the HG is Holy 9/8/2016
13. Legs 9/8/2016
14. Quite Frankly 12/11/2014
15. Wide Receiver 12/11/2014
Best Poem of Mark Halliday

Wide Receiver

In the huddle you said "Go long—get open"
and at the snap I took off along the right sideline
and then cut across left in a long arc
and I'm sure I was open at several points—
glancing back I saw you pump-fake more than once
but you must not have been satisfied with what you saw downfield
and then I got bumped off course and my hands touched the turf
but I regained my balance and dashed back to the right
I think or maybe first left and then right
and I definitely got open but the throw never came—

maybe you thought I couldn't hang on to a ball flung ...

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