I'm thrilled to share another poem written by my good friend, Christian Shockley. "Baseball Cap" is the most recent addition to Christian's series of poems titled In the Station of the Metro. This delightful poem compares a five year old boy who is sitting in church to an old man on Wall Street. As we read, we watch this elderly man shift his focus away from what Wall Street worships. Enjoy.
Every morning, he tops off
his Wall Street walk
and wear with a
backwards tattered cap.
It makes him young.
Not that a hat could ever
reverse sagging cheeks and
escaping grey hairs,
but the cotton seems to
seep in through his brain and weave
new sinews. He’s a five-year-old
boy again, wearing his Sunday best:
he squirms and tugs his suit sleeves
to show he doesn’t quite fit,
to show he doesn’t quite get
what everyone else worships.
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