disconcertingly funny. when the
ball gets stuck in the tree and
you go to throw another one to
hit it down and
it gets

no choice but to straddle the shaft.
climb the trunk. shedding bark.
every grip. every step.

7th grade presidential physical fitness test.
an arm-length from the top. pole-climbing exercise.
the record. fifty-four seconds.

eric easy-e wright and luther campbell of 2 live crew
spoke clear that the feeling was supposed to last way
past her orgasim. so one foot away. wiggling. on purpose.
you stay.

finishing in last place. the pole climb in two minutes
time. longer than the last place fattest guy disgrace
to his peers in z.cavarricchi’s and british knights.

you slide down.

with no balls.