Pastimes

David Edward Kenny

Big time baseball
Slap on the back
eyes pop
and beer flies down
your chest
cup full of sweat
face bloody burst of 
blue collar veins 


Intermission
take a piss
and hope like hell
they’re gonna make it go
Canadians go
this show isn’t over
until someone smokes
the last of a pack
somewhere outside
their house in the suburbs


staring drunk 
under the moon
bare back porch bulb
burning holes
while they stand
43 years old
and wonder what happened
between the 
first crack of the bat
and the seven inning stretch
 


© David Edward Kenny 2012