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David M. Harris

Right Fielder

Neatís-foot oil and leather
pounding ball into glove
enfolding oiled glove around ball
marrying with a book strap
teaching ball and glove to belong together
binding the tools of summer
to their tasks
possibilities and prospects.
Binding myself to baseball.
In March, we are all dreamers.

©2008 by David M. Harris

Now that he's got an MFA in fiction, David M. Harris is concentrating on writing poetry. He also teaches writing at assorted colleges in the Nashville area, and takes care of a great many animals.

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