Rounding Third

by Paul Kocak

I could do that
Tap my glove
Gallop hat’s off
Horizon bound
Basket catch twirl homeward

I could do that
I all but said to the strangers
In the park
All shiny youth
On my sunset stroll

I could do that
If you only knew
In my dreams
Of Technicolor yesterday
Long gone
Rounding third

 

Paul Kocak is the author of Baseball’s Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball’s 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe, which Doris Kearns Goodwin called “a magical book about a magical night.” He followed this with World Serious: One San Francisco Giants Fan’s 2012 Pilgrimage.


Published in Fans, Free Verse, The Game Itself, Youth | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

Rounding Third: 2 Comments

  1. Chi (Chuck Marchant) wrote,

    Paul told me (via a SF Giant blog, The Flap) that one of his poems was posted here today. Good to see Paul get some traction on various baseball sites such as this. He is a knowledgeable baseball fan who has true passion for the world’s greatest game. I will swing back for visits now that I know this site exists. Thanks for sharing Paul’s work.

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Thanks Chuck, for coming by. Tell your friends!

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