You Were Coming From Jack

Football Scholars

and English Majors

aren’t so different.

Writing and sport at

Their hearts core

Are all about the kill.

The final filled paragraph,

a celebratory touchdown.

The spring training

like early term work,

and the drills, practice exams,

practice perfect, rough draft

and research.

The study

of other games, kept in

binders,

folios,

and then Victory,

followed by great imbibing’s,

promising then to be

pursued by more work.

I can see where you

were coming from, Jack.

And I see why you left.