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Rattling Rim Shot

So you took your best shot,
but sadly it rimmed out
Rocket swish arc reached for the brightest star ... 
only to receive 
a missed blastoff launch tipoff  
Got time zone sent       head fake crash landing 
to the parquet floor ocean bottom

Love is a heart rattling thing ... 
net elusive, 
and so very nylon tantalizing

And when you make the wrong call,
false accusations that fray
Out of the hoop pops the ball — 
a certain love score
gets taken away

Now you’re muttering low,
back pedaling thru life so slow
Pounding your fist into your chest,
knowing that you never really gave your best

Ever looking to shoot for 
the easy access escape route,
because the tight rim of iron doubt
always caused a falling out

And when the circular tears
would finally start to double dribble down,
only the comforting benched touch 
of your leather sofa felt soft

Then faded backcourt memory fears,
became a slippery slope surface 
for a failed playa pawn Globetrotting clown

It was your last shot to win,
but the sure aim drop just rattled out
To the high displeasure 
of a mumbling, low-post peeved pout

Losing ain’t a sin,
if love 
wasn’t a game 
you were simply playing

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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