The End Game

No, it isn’t
half-time in America -
it’s the fourth quarter
and the two-minute warning.

The Good Guys
are catching their breaths,
but they’re behind by three scores
and the contest is lost.

The owner has slipped
from his glass-walled box
high above the playing field
and the bleachers.

He’s already sold
the team to the Red Dragons
and is flying to his seaside villa
in the Cayman Islands.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.