Proximity

I cannot
go to Quebec City
without thinking
of my mother
and how she
left it behind
for Chicago,
though the choice
was not really hers
since grandfather
moved the family
when she
was only two.

She did
not take up
tap dancing
or piano
like other girls,
but took
to baseball
growing up
six blocks
from Comiskey Park
seeing the likes
of Shoeless Joe Jackson
and Eddie Collins
but she never
cared for
Lefty Williams.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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