A portrait of a king and prince,
Christy Mathewson & his son,
shaking hands in the sublime
language of kindred souls.

Beyond the boisterous stadiums,
and laurel wreaths of the nation,
the King of Diamonds sees in
his son’s eyes, a living legacy.

What is the Hall of Fame, if not
a repository of immortal records,
no longer warm; destined to fall
before the next set of champions?

Not so, for this father and son,
who would talk of small, important
things, while tossing a ball back and
forth, in a world of their own.

Two ageless souls, today, in baseball
uniforms; the soul of a father and all
his hopes, and the soul of a son, his
father, a towering New York Giant.