June 30, 2009

Miles

Pulling
apart his
baseball,
the one
signed
by the
members
of his local
minor
league team,
a young
child spends
hours

unwinding
string.
Inside,
he discovers
another
smaller
ball, within
those miles
of fibers, and
in his
wasted hours
all he
learns is
the
redundancy
of destruction.

Understand
child,
there will
be more
later,
a whole
lifetime of
hammered
pennies
and fractured
rocks.