an octopus with more than 8 arms

26 Jun

the picture is a vacant infield and empty seats.
i’ve seen that sort of a picture before;
but this one got me thinking
about the people we encounter through our short long short life,
an endless cast of characters.
it got me thinking about the baseball lineup card
and never knowing who scribbles our name in for each game
but since it’s our life,
our name is penciled in every day; rain or shine.

we get space cadet left field or buddha focus third base,
psyche em’ out pitcher,
one day it’s bullpen catcher,
another it’s grounds crew.
and as long as we pierce turnstiles every eyes open morning,
our name is on the scorecard,
somewhere.

* even as voyeurs, we’re never alone.
broken bats baseball on
why a stolen base?

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4 Responses to “an octopus with more than 8 arms”

  1. tonichristmann June 30, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    I had one date with a guy who had more than 8 arms. My dippy Mother dismissed my curfew and let me go into Dallas, Texas for dinner and a movie. God, is she ever ON the mark?

  2. skyraftwanderer July 19, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    I really love the idea of Buddha playing baseball. Along with Lao Tzu. That would be fun.

    • steve July 19, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      i got Buddha penciled in for third base here, but maybe he’d go better at first base. Lao Tzu as pitcher? with a 9 pitch arsenal?

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