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Joseph Maviglia


we are all

one people tonight


wants us to believe     as the

blond kid

behind home plate at today's game

drives home along the lakefront     with his

father to meet his


who has spent the day preparing

a post-game meal... the dominican republic

you can be a hero

like the american GI's     four decades



giving candy to the kids     wearing

a gun over your shoulder     where

black spanish-speaking kids

who don't make it to another

country's big-leagues

have dead

grandparents and use a broomstick

for a bat to make it     past


the coke can for first base     chocolate

wrapper for second

and the garbage pile for third     on home

to a shredded paper plate

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