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April 14, 2016 BASEBALL, Poetry

Freeway Statistics

G. O. Clark

Freeway Statistics photo

It's amazing to think, speeding
down this six lane highway at 75 mph,
that fastballs launched by the likes
of Randy Johnson, Goose Gossage and
Nolan Ryan could be passing by me left,
right, and wildly overhead at 95 or 108 mph,
each pitch lost in the peripheral blink of an eye,
the seasoned batter facing such speed usually
dead in the batter's box, reflexes no match for
pure heat, and a check swing about as likely
as finding oneself in the fast lane, and
suddenly stopping on a dime.


image: Kanya Kanchana