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Brought to you by the students of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

By Benjamin Cox

 

throwing baseball beneath

bruised sky,

purpled with neglect;

cracked glovehands clasping and

un clasping:

bald leather exchange between

father

and

son.

 

bike path forsaken –

                                                              last housewife jogger

                                                                    disappearing between folded trees

                  softpadding gym shoe cadence –

                                                                                                    diminuendo.

 

 

                                      father sun bends low

gimping through trees…

 

 

we are two shadows        flitting between two worlds:

 

                              sunned and       unsunned.

 

 

we have no words

but the childhood ball,

torn and sutured,

flung between our restless poles

smacking in the mitts;

smacking in descending night.

Julif's Park at sunend

 

11/28/12

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About the Author:

 

Benjamin Cox is a first-year medical student