The Base Stealer

Poised between going on and back, pulled
Both ways taut like a tightrope-walker,
Fingertips pointing the opposites,
Now bouncing tiptoe like a dropped ball
Or a kid skipping rope, come on, come on,
Running a scattering of steps sidewise,
How he teeters, skitters, tingles, teases,
Taunts them, hovers like an ecstatic bird,
He's only flirting, crowd him, crowd him,
Delicate, delicate, delicate, delicate—now!

by Robert Francis

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SUP GUYS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
wouldn't it be wonderful if this was still the majority opinion in America? I miss the America that tried to be a good and moral country. I think I will share this on Facebook and see what it any comments it stimulates.
an act of heroism i love this work.
nice work. an act of heroism!
Out from the gloomy past to face the truth about life. Nice work.
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