Friday, September 29, 2006

The scorecard

It's my father's fault.
answers to math questions in an instant
Cost accountant, meticulous rows of figures
kept score for the family card games
columns of names and numbers
tallied for the winners and players
diabetic diary, daily food intake
peanut butter toast, mashed potatoes
dog eared book, calories for each
so I'm at the festival
scribbling who spoke in order
what poem was read
can go back to 2004, 2002 even
words, images, scenes called forth
and the festivals come alive
Bly on the mound, Barks at bat, 
Paul Winter on deck, early morning Rumi
the pitch, and it' s a home run!
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