"I Have Been Given a Baseball ... "

"I Have Been Given a Baseball ... "

A weekly poem, read by the author.
July 3 2007 7:20 AM

"I Have Been Given a Baseball ... "

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What would she do with the ball?
Whatever she wants,
whatever we do with anything.

Alan Michael Parker, the Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, has published seven collections of poems including Long Division; his third novel, The Committee on Town Happiness, will be published next year.

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