“MLB Begins,” by Robert Heemstra

This piece is a few years old, but I came across it this morning, and I would say the timing is still appropriate.  The weather might still be iffy in spots, but only five days remain until spring officially arrives!

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Preseason Baseball
two-thousand-sixteen
is now underway
oh what fun it is
watching baseball played

the grapefruit league
the cactus league
in Florida
Arizona

who’ll make team
and who won’t
get in shape

April
for real

play

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“Life’s a Pitch,” by Robert Heemstra

Here’s a bit of senryū verse that I thought I’d share, mostly because I love the title.  The play on words is amusing, and this also gave me the opportunity to learn what senryū is all about.

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life’s a knuckleball
with so many curves and turns
watch out for that bat