Poets Walk: clutch hitter

Poets Walk: "clutch hitter"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 50

Night Game by Thom Ward

Fat, blistered and weary,

the moon is the best

clutch hitter we’ve got.

Everyone wants

his autograph, a piece

of his jersey. He just wants

a shower and a good steak.

Pitchers rarely fool him

with their off-speed stuff.

After a called third strike

he never mopes

or blames it on the stars

"Night Game" is from Various Orbits. Copyright © 1993 by Thom Ward. Used by permission of Carnegie Mellon University Press, www.cmu.edu/universitypress.