– 2010: San Francisco Giants
in contention

men with their serious bad habits
dribble brown chew
break things
bats, plastic cup holders, hearts

seriously taped and bandaged
boys who forget to hurt
dirt-stained, sweat-streaked

jumpy wiring
stinging nerves
clamor inside flesh

they hug their bats
clutch the railing
cover their faces

hardened bodies
tighten, soften
watching for the rise
the flare the crash

rocketing from the dugout
smashing into one another

a fly ball traces
its impossibly wide arc
in the sky