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temperature readings

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we once hit home runs over school yard fences
and now we’re all gonna die,
but
the line score today reads –
three smiles from strangers
two potential hugs and
one reunite with an old friend.

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Author: Steve Myers

I grew up in Milwaukee and have been a Milwaukee Brewers baseball fan for as long as I can remember.

5 thoughts on “temperature readings

  1. This is incredible, Steve. Nice one.

  2. Suddenly I have a “Roll Over Beethoven” earworm, for no apparent reason, but this poem is a little sentimental grenade. 🙂

    • Thanks Marie. There might be some intuitive logic to your earworm. i think i may have been listening to curtis mayfield while constructing the poem. The first two lines, about the home run and dying hit me while walking home for lunch. So I jotted them down. The other four lines also came to me while walking, but were set to be part of a different poem. Then the two sets of lines wound up coming together which hey, is also a beatles song. Sorry about that.

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