DONKEY BASEBALL*

Gramps was good and
quick and smooth as satin

best shortstop
Oketo ever had

then they put the team
on donkeys

made them play
the whole game

from up there
the other team too

that’s when they say
it did him in

falling on his head
and all

it just changes
something

don’t know if it was
wounded pride

or hitting that boulder
that rattled his brain

but it was all
downhill
from
there.