“New York Divorce,” by Robert L. Harrison

This piece, published in 1999, is short and leaves a lot open to interpretation. It does leave me wondering if the baseball division was a contributing factor to the division in the relationship.

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Relaxing with his son
watching the Mets,
sharing the good times
together.
The court gave him
the best home dates
to root for their team

Relaxing with her son
watching the Yankees,
sharing the good times
together.
The court gave her
the best home dates
to root for their team

as a family.


2 Comments on ““New York Divorce,” by Robert L. Harrison”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    i assume most of us kids inherit mom and dad’s tendencies and in this poem’s case – baseball loyalties and become a bit of both or maybe they fly the coop and become a Phillies fan?


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