This is part of the Slice of Life Challenge hosted by the Two Writing Teachers
Even though I am a soccer guy, I also have a love affair with baseball. Spring Training is in full force and I am very optimistic about my team, the Detroit Tigers. Because of this I have been dusting off some old poetry I have written about baseball. I played around with the one below earlier tonight. Still not sure I really like it yet, but it was fun to revisit the trip I took to Fenway Park a few years ago.
Corner of Yawkey and Van Ness
“NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED Twooooo! GAWT Twooooo! NEEEEEEEEEED Twooooo!”
Flags snap above the bustling crowd.
Smoke and the smell of cooked onions linger.
Kids punch their gloves and
pop around like water on a hot skillet.
“Score Cahd HeeeYAH! Score Cahd HeeeYAH!
The smell of peanuts floats through the air.
Foam flows down giant cups.
Dads shuffle through the turnstiles and
smile like Cheshire cats.
“GETCHA LEMON Ice-a, GETCHA LEMON Ice-a!”
The perfume of grass hangs.
Sunrays bake the moist infield
We fold ourselves into seats and
periscope our necks like turtles.
“Goooood afternoon Red Sox fans. Today’s starting pitchers are ....”