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He perches in front
of the visitor's dugout

Fiercely sharpening 
his bile and steel

A storm cloud
over the infield

His mother inside
with a double-barreled shotgun

The sky turns Detroit gray 
lightning strikes

His father's guts
splattered on the grass

In the spume of sunflower seeds
and chewing tobacco juice

The Georgia Peach
with a nasty pit inside

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