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Ballplayer

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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.

your play is wild efficiency,

you are a four-pronged magic wand,
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Bernard F. Asuncion 30 December 2017

Evie, such a profound poem??????

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Glen Kappy 30 December 2017

Don’t know if you’ll see this comment, Evie, but if you do... Having spent who knows how many hours playing pick-up basketball, I definitely could relate to and enjoy your fine description. The shape of the poem as well and its natural flow also reflect your craft. Good stuff! -GK

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You capture the spirit of the game in your poem...a ten..

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Edward Kofi Louis 30 December 2017

Wild efficiency! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 30 December 2017

The feelings and fun and the excitement of the game of ball and ballplayer is so beautifully narrated........simply speechless.........thanks for sharing

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Kim Barney 22 June 2015

I really like this. You have talent. I love baseball and softball and most other kinds of ball games, too, yet I think I only have written one poem about playing ball. You have inspired me to write more. Thanks!

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