SuperVerse   Sports Poems from Hoosier Poets

Alley Rules

          JL Kato

          (Winner Best Book of Indiana Poetry in 2011 - Shadows in Concrete)


No truck to pick up

the trash talk.  No net

to catch the ball,

which plummets

like lightning

to a tree.  One player

widens his stance,

swings his elbows

under the hoop.

The fallen opponent

clutches his jaw.

It is twilight, and there is

no foul.