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Jonathan Hayes

A Green Monster Grins

the ball is carried by the left field wind

over the bleacher wall

-- six umpires convene like monks in black robes

to declare a home run, and the beginning of the end

of the suffering for the Red Sox

and their fans.

Four-Game Sweep

And wasn't it great

when the curse

was lifted

during a lunar eclipse


St. Louis

of all places!

©2004 by Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes is the author of Echoes from the Sarcophagus (3300 Press, 1997), St. Paul Hotel (Ex Nihilo Press, 2000), and self invented (split chapbook with Mark Sonnenfeld, Marymark Press, 2003). Recently published by Main Street Rag, Political Affairs, and Street Sheet, he edits the literary/art magazine Over the Transom. See more of his work at his Web site.

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