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Time slips then two years shatter
Glassy pieces drop down walls,
Reflections rise, so long forgotten-
Jagged memories never there.

One last shimmer, leathered sunlight-
seeping deep in breaking heart,
Love still lurking in the darkness,
endings now unknown forever.

Simple time has dissipated,
jaded sections brighten glass-
morphing others left unspoken,
The seams, of what should be.

Kicking dirt around the bases
White clouds chalk the classic scene.
Your last at bat you can’t remember,
The metal crack to sunlight’s gleam.
The last time you lost your visor-
The last cheer with your last team-

Time can splinter, hands now idle,
As we watch the others live.
Taking everything for granted-
Naïve to everything I’d give.

The smell of sun burnt leathered sweat-
Shadows dancing dust now blowing
Concise swinging, one fluid set,
Nothing left now just remember
The last homerun I did forget.

Living on the grace and glory
Left in footprints rounding third
Grass still sprouts despite the winter-
Hope now destined to move forward,
Accepting what one’s life becomes.
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