Tuesday, September 22, 2009


"Why do you bring your mistakes here?" -elderly Ghanaian woman to journalist Joan Baxter

Sunlight soil and water,
the Hank Aaron (former) homerun king sandwich.
Former: cocktailed from history's highball of fame,

left out wind-twisted in late-night Chubby Checker marathons,
an asterisk's footnote.

Could be worse:
Harder to be a fish,
whose life beats odds of exponential shrinkage
and just before the life-dream's achieved
she hits the wall.
Her estrogen-laden piscine brain's last thought:

Her mercury diet betrayed
with a concrete kiss.

Formerly: One in ten million spawn,
the (parallel universe) Pete Rose payoff.
The plants are the lucky ones.

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