Historically, a sign to invoke
the power of the cross,
a concentration of good wishes
for a desired outcome.
Maybe I should cross my toes, too
for the outlook isn’t brilliant
for my team this year.
How do you hope and pray
for a winning season
when you know your team
did not do enough in the off-season
to attract a quality staff?
You live on a river of hope,
on a raft that carries your
dreams to a winning port of call.
On your raft fit the hopes of
your city and of the players
you have followed for years.
Your raft may capsize –
no chance to make the playoffs,
but for now, at the headwaters
of the season you try to envision
only smooth sailing ahead.