Game One of the World Series with Your Father
The rooting is genetic: learn disappointment.
Next year, next year, now?
The ticket lottery sibling competitive.
Daily phone calls of strategy unheard by pitching staff.
A reasonably priced flight,
once in fifty-nine years,
an inconvenient airport,
project, donkey, Jhonny with an h.
Choose a player: facial hair makeover,
one for grand slams.
The racial insensitivity of scalpers
and Whoo cut by mid-memorabilia.
We are marrow charged.
Fully outfitted for the day.
The testosterone thick
for levitation and towel swinging.
A better spitter, two-seam curve, breaking ball.
Raucous forty-four thousand, on our feet, together.
Build your memory directory with this.
Rachel M. Simon