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  • Simcha
    The Catch
    by Simcha
    The Catch

    Vic Wertz smashes a line
    drive, deep into centerfield,
    a sure homerun in most ballparks,
    but not in the exaggerated
    confines of the Polo Grounds,
    with Willie Mays on patrol.

    Turning about-face,...
    01-09-2020, 06:58 PM
  • Simcha
    Yom Kippur
    by Simcha
    Yom Kippur

    He chose not to pitch on Yom Kippur, game 1 of the World Series, 1965; A poignant asterisk by a great athlete, that baseball is, after all, only a game.

    Yet, for the Jews, every pitch sang of the redemption; in...
    01-08-2020, 07:17 PM
  • Simcha
    King of Diamonds
    by Simcha
    King of Diamonds

    A portrait of a king and prince,
    Christy Mathewson & his son,
    shaking hands in the sublime
    language of kindred souls.

    Beyond the boisterous stadiums,
    and laurel wreaths of the nation,...
    01-07-2020, 05:31 PM
  • Simcha
    Solar Flare
    by Simcha
    A solar flare,

    that along the way
    will vanish in the
    shadows,

    still luminous in
    the absence of light,

    only to emerge
    brighter,

    oscillating,

    the sun, the moon....
    01-01-2020, 10:49 PM
  • Simcha
    The Gauntlet
    by Simcha
    The boxscore forgotten, the fastest man on the bases,
    trying to stretch a double into a triple,
    the gauntlet thrown down, daring the strongest outfield arm in the game;

    The ball, almost lost in the deepest corner of right field;...
    01-01-2020, 10:28 PM
  • Simcha
    Home
    by Simcha
    Jackie Robinson, hurtling towards home plate,
    in an explosion of primordial dust,
    slides under the tag,

    and is deemed safe, but not yet free;

    A black man in a white world,
    dreaming Lincolnian dreams:
    ...
    12-30-2019, 07:28 PM
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