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.
And wasn't it great
when the curse
during a lunar eclipse
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.