Authors and Athletes

Updated: May 2

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I woke up to singers

making breakfast for three

There was Prine, Joni Mitchell

eggs’n’bacon and me

A text went to friends

come for coffee’n’buns

We’re off to Candlestick

with a nun and her son

The authors and athletes

arrived at the flat

They were drawn to the books

enthralled by the bat

They thumbed Steinbeck, Salinger

and Sylvia Day

And swung the ash lumber

gripped by Giant Willie Mays


Seats high in the bleachers

were hotter than hell

But the words and the balls

both travelled so well

We all took advantage

of the seventh inning break

And ice cold beers

helped chase the wild snake


Airborne words fly around

before they ever come to ground

Thoughts that cause the head to pound

may never ever make a sound

In the dusk, a dust abounds

that coats the world as it turns round


Now at end of the day

with toys put away

The authors and athletes

went separate ways

Each made the claim

they had played a hard game

But knew they were extras

in the coin flip called fame

Airborne words fly around

before they ever come to ground

Thoughts that cause the head to pound

may never ever make a sound

In the dusk, a dust abounds

that coats the world as it turns round


It’s the end of the day

with toys put away

The authors and athletes

have each had their say

But wasn’t it fun

when all’s said and done

To have quality time

like the nun with her son


Airborne words fly around

before they ever come to ground

Thoughts that cause the head to pound

may never ever make a sound

In the dusk, a dust abounds

that coats the world as it turns round

Yeah, it’s end of the day

with our toys put away

And the authors and athletes

have each had their say

But wasn't it fun

when all’s said and done

To have spent all that time

like that nun and her son


Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah

and a whole

lot of Yeahs!



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