Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Baseball

Yours truly at about 7 years old. 

All the girls in town
played softball.
All the girls had a daddy
but me.
I was the only girl in town
to play baseball;
I thought my daddy
might want to come see

a girl play baseball,

and the girls at softball

would see my daddy
with me.

For Midweek Motif ~ Parenthood at Poets United

I have three new poems in the June issue of Sugar Mule.  Check them out and let me know what you think!

18 comments:

Susan said...

There's so much at stake in these choices, even in our earliest performances. Authentic poetry and sadness.

Susan said...

And I love the three on poetry and belonging, getting wet and standing TALL!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautifully written, MZ

Fireblossom said...

Hey batta batta batta! SWING! You look so determined and so adorable.

said...

I love this.

said...

Just read the others.

"Rough Draft" is my favorite.

And this got me
wet:
"and I attend

on aching knees to the stanza and whisper"

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Pic: cute as all get-out. Poem: achingly poignant, beautiful, etc.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Your three at sugarmule are each perfect.

You're such a fucking talented writer, you make me want to quit. That's right. Not try harder. Just fucking quit. But I still hold out the hope that God will confuse the two of us one day, and I'll write the best damned poem ever.

Ok, ok, I love you. Sorry for all the green-eyed sniping. Mosk the Humble

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You look totally adorable.....a poignant poem. It is hard to grow up without a dad.

Old Egg said...

You were allowed to follow your dream so clearly you had great dad.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

p.s. congrats on the three wonderful published poems.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"The Poem Introduces Itself" is BRILLIANT!

Mary said...

You look so determined in that photo! I hear the sadness in your poem, appreciate the honest take!

Sumana Roy said...

the lines tug at the heartstrings...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Simply and directly stated – and resonating with the (clearly conveyed) unsaid.

I very much enjoyed your three poems on poetry too.

Jae Rose said...

I love how you have mixed the voice of your younger self with the knowing/lessons learnt of the grown woman writing the poem - poignant but also shows great strength - and super photo!

Sharon Wagner said...

Congratulations on your published poems!

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is as heart-breaking as a poem can be.

I am so happy to hear your poems have been included in a publication - your poetry should be out there, scooping up accolades.