Out of the Zone

Lester gets the hook after six,
Cubs fans shook as the bullpen falters
and silent go the sticks.

Even with the loss, I get to watch
as my son Austin discovers
the ebb and flow of the baseball season,
so much emotion to process,
and my daughter, Kylie, tries to be the voice of reason.

But what rational can you apply?
10 of 35 pitches for strikes
causes lifelong Cubs fans to fret,
Was 2016 our only relief?
The future seems bleak
without the return
of the Morrow uncertain,
has the window of opportunity
been closed, or can this crew
raise the curtain of early season doubt?


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