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Ace Kept In The Hole

it is a good thing

Ace Kept In The Hole
           it is a good thing
 
Two moves to checkmate
Guy to the left holds and checks
Next guy deep breathed folds
Two cards on the table still face down
Smug with two games in the back pocket on the flight home
 
Three home games squandered
 
Two moves to checkmate
On the road to fame or oblivion with two games left
Sixth game saw a glimpse of the light
A bright ray beyond the dark tunnel
 
Second of two last moves immobilized the king
The seventh inning seventh game secured the crown
 
And the song began
“Take me out to the ball game...”
The hotdogs selling hot
The peanuts and cracker jacks hollered-thrown
An Stravinsky concert of red caps And red shirts swept the bleachers
A pandemonium advent of a new era boisterous back home
 
The king had fallen
The last card an ace
Last two innings raised the trophy
Long live the King
 
Days of drunken celebration screaming dancing in the streets
A long time coming a childhood moment of abandonment
Almost a century of being tokens
Pretending being the champs
Dreaming keeping the joy
Keeping the ace keeping alive
The faith in the hole at all times
 
It is  a good thing
 
                        ***
 
(c)NDR11.13.2019
Photo/Video: grab Game 2 Fox Sports TV

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