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The Conversation Between The Kicker And The Coach

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The Conversation Between The Kicker And The Coach

They walk alone together down the bright white line, their
Voices garble against the humming hordes as the
Tautness of the moment lays out like lacquer in the dustlight
Of our dreams, life feeding moisture under cleated white grass.

Talking angularly and stepping away from the parabola now they
Stop to admire the scoreboard like field generals 
In the infinite march of Time's conquest.
They turn back into the red zone and ennoble their strides and
Emblazon their courage against the dizzying starscape.

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  1. Date: 9/26/2010 6:48:00 PM

    Matt congrats on the win in the contest!!

  1. Date: 9/13/2010 5:34:00 PM

    cool angle with this poem Matt. Congrats to you

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:33:00 PM

    Congratulations on a well deserved win in the soup contest.

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:27:00 AM

    Congratulations on your awesome win, Charles

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 5:23:00 PM

    Nice win. congrads

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 1:56:00 PM

    How wonderful to be number 5 in the "big contest"!!!! What a great poem, and so deserving!! Congratulations on your amazing poem, Matt! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 6:22:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup Contest Matt. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 5:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Matt. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 1:46:00 AM

    Wow Matt, your poem dazzled me! Excellent choice for the contest and so happy to see you place 5th. Congratulations! Connie

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:15:00 PM

    This was really interesting to read. Just a slice of life but told magnificently. Congratulations on a fine win. Andrea

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 4:11:00 PM

    What an incredible image you have created with these words, Matt. Congratulations on your win in the Poetryoup contest. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:50:00 PM

    Congratulations Matt.You are a star in my book!!! Enjoy the fame! Love Jeralynn

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 11:27:00 AM

    Congratulations on your 5th Place win in the 2010 Feb PS contest, Matt! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:41:00 AM

    Many congrats on your feature this week. Rgds Jan

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:10:00 AM

    Congratulations, Matt on your BIG win in the PSoup International Poetry Contest. A truly excellent write. Best wishes always, John

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 8:42:00 AM

    Congrats Matt on all three of your entries making it to the first round competition on Poetry Soup.. way to go man.. good luck... with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/4/2010 7:28:00 PM

    Good use of imagery for a thought provoking poem. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing. Wishing you ongoing success. Karen

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 6:26:00 PM

    Congratulations Matt on your worthy poem feature this week. agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 6:22:00 PM

    Congrats Matt, on your poem being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 4:09:00 PM

    Congrats Matt on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. an excellent choice to feature and share...with luv..from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 10:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 9:06:00 AM

    Many congrats on your featured piece. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 3:46:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup. May you have many more features Matt and a wonderful week. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 4:42:00 AM

    Sounds like an all star life game to me, Matt. enjoyed the commentary and comparison. Well done.- Robert

  1. Date: 1/3/2010 10:10:00 AM

    Never heard football quite described like this but it is a unique and different spin to a football nut like myself... enjoyed your flow of words describing the field...and the coach and kicker reference in your title is awesome... especially in light of the controversial incident between Childress and Favre... last week... great write Matt.. enjoyed... may your new year be filled with blessings... luv... creativeness.. friendships... Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 10:49:00 PM

    Very nice poem...enjoyed...Marty

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 6:50:00 PM

    you dont have to know anything about football...even the use of "red zone" can be striclty thought of as metaphorical if the reader wished...and a lot of things have one lines... thanks for reading! Inspired by the ECU Arkansas bowl game....if you saw the game, you;ll probably know what I'm referring to. Eh?

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 6:44:00 PM

    wow, i don't understand sports much.