Friday, March 25, 2016

Gene McCormick- A Poem & Art

Baseball. Opening Day.

He sits shakily on the sofa,
his body sinking two inches into
the cushion and back pillow.
He nods off, thoughts of baseball,
women, an old dog or two
and he will not be disturbed.
The television is in front of him,
remote control nearby.

His wife is dead.
All his wives are now dead.
His lady friend is the one who
set him down on the sofa
and she has gone elsewhere.
He is neither hungry nor thirsty.


Brief Bio: Gene McCormick holds the single season home run record in the American league.

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