NaPoWriMo Day 20: Game Poem

Today, I challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. Your poem could invoke chess or baseball, hopscotch or canasta, Monopoly or jai alai. The choice is yours!



fresh grass glows
like heaven between
white foul lines

ticklish chalk scent
well-oiled leather
polished pine bats

infield dirt smooth
as water before
the game starts

tap plate, scratch
a hanging curve
bat cracks sharply

screamin’ meemie hisses
caroms in corner
thunder from stands

taste of dirt
when  you slide
safe at third


–Scott Rhoades

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