"Cactus"  Copyright 2000 Darin Boville


We were doing this thing
about Little League
Football and the producer sent me
to Miami
to observe one of the best coaches
in the country and one
of the toughest a man who would do anything
to win
but when I arrived and his wife drove me out
to the game her husband
was kneeling over one of his linebackers
a kid with a broken ankle
and the man was weeping saying to the child
this is the last one I swear
never again
this is my last game and you’re the one
that lost it you little fuck

Copyright 2000  James Lineberger
All Rights Reserved

back                                            contents                                            next