Lightning in a Bottle

Poesy plus Polemics

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at the crack of the bat

in that nick of an instant

you know that it’s gone

there’s no need of a sprint

just a thoroughbred trot

round the bases will do

it’s the same whether played

in rough sandlots of youth or

grand ballparks that showcase

skilled men in their prime

it’s the puffed-up-chest feeling

of making one’s mark

on a small arc of history

one standout moment

to last for a lifetime

remembered relived

a reminder a testament

everyone has it within them

within their two hands

with a well-practiced effort

and a disciplined focus

to once and for all

catch lightning in a bottle


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