Baby Hyunji’s Game

Grandpa coaching
as she perched on the car roof
a grocery parking pitch her stadium.

She practicing
her Bye Byes!.

Bye! Bye!,    Bye! Bye!,    Bye! Bye!
              each Bye
each crescendoing upon a smiling woman.

Each volley politely answered,
bye! bye!,    bye! bye!

Palmer R. Haynes

September 2001

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