Short Stops

Gary Frazier

 

I could never be a shortstop.
I haven't the daring to play
near the edge of artistry
to turn the double play.
My younger brother did. 
He was willing to sacrifice
parts of himself for a grounder
or a line drive nearly quicker
than reflex could allow. 
Until tired of the game, 
he turned to rodeo instead,
riding bulls just out of the money.