A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hoop Dreams

UConn v. Butler

Just wait 'til he finds the shooting pocket.
0.4 seconds in the arc of a jumpshot.
Hoop dreams for babies named Skyler.
Three in a row and he's on fire.
Red-brown flames around spiderweb glass.
Twisted smoke and the air up there.
He'll scrap & claw 'til he gets his 10.
Allegories of life, or at least analogies.
Big dunks for the big guy. Don't forget
To box out.