The delicate language of sports

The action occasions silence and

periodic utterance, your analysis topping

that of the experts.

As always there is theory to consider,

one’s own team

and injury,

Saturday’s opponent,

the coach’s strategy…

All of this really is

about this,

though hearts step up to speak it.


For Kevin Cooley

And for Pieter

P is for Parkinson

Gracious the meadow

between thought and utterance:

would that we both dared linger!

But some thing bored

mandates completion; hence we stand

impatient with flowers.

Why hurry our fears onward to death?

Let’s stay in this place

we’ve both never been.