Howard Nelson


It's clear that the reason girls couldn't throw
all those years
was that they didn't get to throw.
She goes to her left
and scoops a grounder
and throws sharply to first.
The pitcher flings hard underhand fastballs.
The catcher, decked out in her armour,
squats in the dust, catches them, flings them back.
It's beautiful to see my beautiful daughter
stand at a plate
and cock the bat as the pitcher gets ready to throw.