Monday, August 22, 2011

haiku retrospective ccvi

seventh-inning stretch
the little girl keeps drawing
in the dust

bronco world series
the catcher fires another one
into left field

round pregnant belly
the jeering Mets fan lands
in my lap

shagging flies
swallows hover
over the outfield

sunday afternoon
the rhythmic ker-chunk
of the batting machine

chalking the field
starting line-ups flutter
in the breeze

pitching duel
lawnmower stripes
on the outfield

hometown dugout
the clear print of his cleat
in the dust

extra innings
the snack bar
runs out of ice

post-game show
the bees' buzzing fades
in the clover

1 June 2002

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