my short-term memory
once a formidable all-star
has not been able to latch on
even with a minor league team
and seems on the verge of retiring
its long-term equivalent, though
is still mysteriously getting people out
like some neuro-Jamie Moyer
baffling all comers
with hypnotic junk along the edges
there’ll come a time, I guess
when if you weren’t in baseball cards
in the late 1960’s 
or early 70’s
I may not recognize you