Retired #8


After a bad night of bowling

His Brunswick rolled out the door

To be thrown off the Winooski Bridge

Into the Lamoille River


There’s a lot of balls in that river

He muttered still wearing the

Red and tan triple X shirt

Boasting Iggy’s Piggy’s


Wednesday nights now precarious

Offering blue light danger

Weaving from drink

He knew it was time


Leaving risk to younger men

He stayed home watching the game

Knowing he was done

Being anyone’s teammate

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