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Junior Match

December 26, 2017
By John.P BRONZE, West Roxbury, Massachusetts
John.P BRONZE, West Roxbury, Massachusetts
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Back and forth buzzes the ball

a fuzzy green fly, swatted away

it flies angrily towards me

my strokes are 




my feet are the hands of a conductor demanding vibrato

my eyes search for the right time to swing

my wrist locks

my racket jerks forward


the green fly arcs into the spiders lair




my eyes comb the crowd frantically 

like bedhead before school

but there I see you


I breathe

I watch

I swing


15 all.

The author's comments:

I wrote this for my mother's birthday a few year ago, and found it again today. It was an attempt to symbolize our relationship.

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