the drive to the ball park
from sherman oaks
took two and a half hours
for a journey of just forty-three miles

the gps suggested
something way less than this

of course I’d checked earlier
but should have remembered
that these things always present
an optimistic viewpoint

a bit like californian weather forecasters
and folk who sell sunscreen

I guess that’s los angeles for you
and anyhow, what do I know?

missed the first inning too
as well as the beach towel giveaway

but who’s keeping scores?

it turns out that quite a few are
including me…

and the dodgers beat colorado
by six runs to one