Monday, February 21, 2011

R.I.P. - Ollie Matson

Upon the Death of Ollie Matson

The heroes
of my boyhood
are dying

Each day
seems to bring
a new obit
in the NY Times
some sports star
of my youth
passed on.

Players are young
when they play –
that’s the nature
of the Game.

So I can estimate
my remaining days
by the average
player’s age

(...less about ten.)