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Memories Of The Field This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   My fingers entwinedIn the chain-link of the backstopStanding, waitingFor my "at bat"Family and friendsCheering from the bleachersGirls on the benchChanting good luckI walk to the plateRed clay beneath my feetRaindrops slappingDripping down my helmetCrack of my batAnd off I goTurning the dirtInto mud in my cleatsBack to the plateAs fast as I leftMy teammates awaitingHigh fives in storeCoaches there tooHanding out their praiseTwelve years of my lifeSpent in times like theseThe best days of my lifeOn a diamond quite like this


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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