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National Poetry Month: Robert Francis

The Base Stealer
By Robert Francis 

Poised between going on and back, pulled
Both ways taut like a tightrope-walker,
Fingertips pointing the opposites,
Now bouncing tiptoe like a dropped ball
Or a kid skipping rope, come on, come on,
Running a scattering of steps sidewise,
How he teeters, skitters, tingles, teases,
Taunts them, hovers like an ecstatic bird,
He’s only flirting, crowd him, crowd him,
Delicate, delicate, delicate, delicate – now!

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  1. oh how i miss ellsbury

    Posted by harry potter | May 1, 2010, 2:28 pm

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