Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 49,889 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

I Use To Play Basketball - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Do you play basketball?

'I can.
I did.
Why do you ask? '

You live in Connecticut, right?


I've noticed from your writing,
There is a biting that defies description.

'What has that have to do with my ability to play basketball? '

Just curious.
Your eyes are penetrating.
As if you seek a challenge from me.

'A challenge?
From 'you'?
I said...
I use to play basketball.
In my much younger days.

If I had been prepared for a challenge to play games,
I would have brought along a blindfold.
That's how confident I am of winning.'

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012

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