Stealing Home

Two taps on the arm
to beckon the bullpen.

Sophomore southpaw for
veteran right hander.

From the corner of my eye,
the runner's cleat extends
just far enough away
to be lethal with his forward sway.

Glove side foot twitches ever so slightly
runner extends his lead lightly.

The batter sees nothing,
while the crowd goes numb.

The game is won as the pitcher cries
fee fi fo fum.


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