Grass from rotting bleachers to outfield walls,
Paint of hardware stores and auto dealers chipped ….
Railroad tracks, their brown black
Aside deserted passenger stations, windows broken ….
Those town-team games, hundreds of spectators,
Now, eight black and white photos on a restaurant wall ….
Those on and off passengers, the steps up and down,
They, too, join black and white photos on the restaurant wall, six in total ….
Find the field, try a plank rest,
See the tracks, look east, look west ….
Walk away, slowly ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, mid-July 2102