Basketball/Running

Basketball/Running

Hardwood Greenway Late nights at the park, last to leave Early mornings through the park, first to arrive Smell of leather Freshly mowed grass AI Meb Bum knees Less bummy knees My knees used to kill me on the court, nobody asked They feel fresh on the pavement, "Don't runners have bad knees?" Mid-post fadeaway [...]

Worn Leather

Buckets of rain can't wash it away Nor soap, nor sponge, nor scrub Skin rubbed raw but the film won't dissolve Worn leather Conditioned yet tough Years of suffering in each crack Part of the hide but foreign all the same A second skin Manageable until it reaches inside When callousness invades the heart