Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Inside Game

A little villanelle I just wrote to mark the passing of the season and the long, dark, and cold winter until the pitchers and catchers report to spring training in mid-February next year. Enjoy.


The Inside Game

It’s more than just pitcher throws the ball
The game is subtle, fluid, & intricate
He must paint the black to get the call

Almost all the hitters will try to stall
With fussing, adjusting, a spit, a fidget
It’s more than just pitcher throws the ball

One mistake and it’s off the wall
If not over . . . and now he’s a culprit.
He must paint the black to get the call.

Those batters think they know it all
With their laptops, coaches, & special diet
It’s more than just pitcher throws the ball

He has to ponder, plot, and must recall
How to shove the batter to his limit
He must paint the black to get the call

Because effective hurlers stand real tall
Win the head game with spunk & spirit
It’s more than just pitcher throws the ball
He must paint the black to get the call
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