Summer 1992 • Vol. XIV No. 3 Poetry |

Hitting the Cutoff

   Into the corner after an extra-base     hit—may have lost       a step but I'll nail     the guy going home from first—      so I wing it and watch it sail    in a gorgeous       low parabola    on a fly to the plate and he's    safe?!     Bo the catcher stomps     and Skip dashes out and jumps     up and down, his spikes dancing round the ump's    but he's safe.       In the dugout Skip says, "We'd       have had him if you'd    hit Tico for the cutoff;       I bitched to make you look good.       Use your head—you're how old?"    30. Today. At 36     Raphael    reached his apex,    rising by his colors'    dazzle and his sfumato's    buzz      to explode    in furious play with lights and darks,     a hard-judging look at the weird     sh

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