Slight of hand

 

SlightofHandDragons

 

a man on 2nd, another on 1st

pitcher wound up and let fly

thump, the catcher’s mitt was full

the batter had not moved, not fooled

ball 1

 

again a wind up

thunk

the batter had not moved, not fooled

ball 2

 

again a wind up

thunk

strike 1

1 of 3, no worries

 

a wind up, slight of hand

thunk

the batter swung, this time fooled

strike 2

 

a wind up

thunk

ball 3

loaded count, now would be the time

 

the crowd was still

again a wind up, let the ball fly,

crack, across the sky it flew

comet like, out of the ballpark

a run around, a victory lap for the team at bat.

 

Moira Levant © May 14 2018

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5 thoughts on “Slight of Hand

    1. Oh sweet. I know how to throw a ball (I have a decent arm), but batting was my dificulty. I never played on a team, just during summers at the school yard with other kids, or during recess in the school year.

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