these days, I am
[inside the whirr of the engine]
following the money.
I am examining fever
pitches. It is all these
[Apollo says Athena says Nike says]
bowl games all these
conference matchups all
[heroes in the hull of our love]
these head-first hits all these over-
and-overs. This, this sport
that chews the brain.
[everything within this again-and-again]
I’m watching all these
sign away their faces.
[big ol land]
If this country is a melting pot,
the pot evaporates itself into
real coin money. Race,
[these white men make millions]
too: I am blurring between
Get back out on the field &
Get back out in the field
[our landscape of broken bones]
Holly Burdorff is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. Her work is forthcoming in Ostrich Review.