Marilyn Singer, Author
Poetry
FAMILY REUNION

Illustrated by: R.W. Alley
Published by: Macmillan
Awards: An NCSS-CBC Notable Book, 1995.
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FAMILY REUNION

(excerpt)

HIGH FLY

"Are you good at this game?" Carrie accuses

"Sure," I lie

	standing there in right field

	holding up my brand new glove

		smooth as butterscotch

		and stiff as an old dog's leg

	praying nobody hits one out to me

And nobody does

	until

		bottom of the ninth bases loaded

		  two away 

		we're ahead by one

		and uh oh (would you believe?)

	    here it comes

"Dare you not to drop it," Carrie teases

Sun-blind I reach

            reach

		and thump (would you believe?)

	    here it is

	in the tip-top of my glove

		a snow-cone surprise

Then just like in a really good dream

		there's the cheering

		  and the hugging

		  and the squeals

And best of all there's Carrie

		with her startled eyes

		  and only her mouth catching flies

 

 

 

Copyright © 1994 by Marilyn Singer

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