She’s Out

Taylor Peterson

swiftly kicking the dirt at shortstop

my pitcher wifts the ball into the ground AGAIN

the runner at first tries to steal second

thank goodness for our wall of a catcher

she throws herself in front of the ball like a parking barrier gate

she scoops the ball up 

she whips the ball to me 

covering second base

the runner thinking she’s a stunner

slides in like a boy sliding into a girls dms

she fails 

she’s shoved

she’s tagged 

dirt flies in my eyes

i swear at her

for what reason?

who knows 

the more angry I get 

the better I play