The Death of Grass

Original Text: 

Bruce Meyer, Radio Silence (Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 1992): 17-18.

1You can believe anything you want
3he chose to believe in grass -- the green sea
4that washes over time when a pop fly hangs
5like a lover's promise in an arc through centre;
6the continent of pain when inches give way
7to miles on the tip of a glove; the reach
9the cool green smell of life itself
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2] the show: Major League Baseball. Back to Line
8] "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, / Or what's a heaven for?" (Robert Browning, "Andrea del Sarto," lines 97-98). Back to Line
31] artificial grass (AstroTurf) appeared first at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, in 1966. Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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