Take Me Out to the Ballgame

First published in Prune Juice #26, November 2018, page 83. Originally written in July of 2010.

the first baseman
and the batter
touching base

bathroom break—
the roar of the crowd
out in the stands

seventh-inning stretch—
I teach my son
the words of the song

crack of the bat—
I bend around the beer vendor
to see the play