Poets Walk: "in his prime"

Poets Walk: "in his prime"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 69

Steve Demeter by Michael Ketchek


    you were an aging third baseman

    playing triple A ball, for the Red Wings

    in the Baltimore organization

    when Brooks Robinson was young

    and in his prime.

Not a prospect,

    to say the least

    you sprayed line drives

    to all fields with power,

    the Wings best hitter

    for five solid years.

Banging away

    even though no doors

    were going to open

    and you knew it.

Michael Ketchek, "Steve Demeter" from Spitball (1989). Used by permission of the author.