Day Five 2: 30poems 30days

Poet’s note: one thing about this challenge is that I can create poems at any time and get them into the mix. A friend asked if I would write an elegy for the Yankees when they lost to his beloved Phillies. Well, we know how that turned out. So here is my elegy to the Phillies (a worthy team but not good enough this year).

Elegy for the Phillies

I’m sorry to say
you have to go home
and ride the wave of defeat for a year

We’ll sing your praises anyway
as the worthy opponent who swung for the fence
but missed by an inch

We’ll swallow up the cheers of the crowd
and dance among the littered
hot dog wrappers and confetti

and channel our days on the field
in fake pinstripes
when the world stood still to watch

every last swing …

Listen to the podcast poem

Peace (in baseballville),
Kevin

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