Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Changing the Ending

Fantasy is when you dream
of returning to the empty lot
where you hit a home run
and ran to the car mat
to the half-finished knitted scarf
to the empty cereal boxes
held down by rocks
and finally rounded third
and slid and touched the
corrugated cardboard box
flattened in the shape of home plate.
It moved and you were tagged out.
Fantasy is when you return and the
base stays put and you score the winning run.

Poetic Asides prompt


Anonymous Jan T said...

Ha! Baseball on the mind, eh. (And I thought golfing was your sport.) Love the 'half-finished knitted scarf' as a base.
As a metaphor, I love this. So many actions I would like to rewrite, changing the ending to kinder, more successful, less embarrassing, or just plain good-enough endings.

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