Everything on the Line

There isn’t much
more memorable
than the feeling of being a 6-year-old boy
playing alone in the back yard
imitating the greats.
An old beaten wood bat in hand
heavier bay far
than necessary
throwing up tennis balls into the air
and hitting them as far as possible
whispering
“It’s come down to this.
Bottom of the ninth,
bases loaded
two outs
3 balls
2 strikes
everything on the line.”
And the ball goes up
and the bat swings.

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