ivan mcguinness

The Slow Walk Back - Poem by ivan mcguinness

The slow walk back
Of the pace man
Makes me heart-quick.
A bat, a prod of the crease,
And I am hooked.
The ball tossed from hand
To hand
Then spun
He turns and runs
His easy stride slips across the grass
Close to the stumps
He bowls
And breaks my bats-man's heart.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 16, 2012

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