Grand Slam

Dreams brimming over,
childhood stretched out in legs,
this is the moment replayed on winter days
when frost covers the field,
when age steals away wishes.
Glorious sleep that seeps back there
to the glory of our baseball days.

Marjorie Maddox, “Grand Slam” from Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems. Copyright © 2009 by Marjorie Maddox. Reprinted by permission of Marjorie Maddox.
Source: Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems (Wordsong, 2009)
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