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