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THE COFFEE PRESS JOURNAL
March / April 2008

Our Work, Our Art, Our Lives

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Backyard Football by Joseph H. Gormann, III, MD

A long time ago
In a dark cold November
With the sunless shadows
Of late afternoon gathering

Standing with brothers
And buddies
Waiting for the last
Kickoff

Wet pants clinging
To cold strong legs
Enjoying the discomfort
Of icy wet feet

The smell of wet dirty grass
An empty belly growling
All made pleasant
By the anticipation of

Spaghetti sauce bubbling
On the old stove
In a big pot
Under a mother’s watch

A hot tub
A fluffy dusty couch
Set before an old snowy
Black and white TV


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