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poetry by j matthew waters

working through the off-season


she stitched and sewed all winter long
meticulously
almost feverishly
covering cork and rubber and yarn with
whatever kind of hide she could find
having promised her boys of summer
the only way they would not play ball
would be due to the most severe
inclement weather



april two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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11 thoughts on “working through the off-season

  1. The unsung heroes of Baseball, Softball, Rounders, Cricket and Lacrosse. Love the images this creates.

  2. I like this a lot. Perfect timing for a baseball poem.

  3. Shawna on said:

    I LOVE this.

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