A GIF of, and a Poem for, Joey Votto

Today when I got on the bus
I said to myself,
“It is like I don’t exist.”
At the doctor’s office on a papered table
in my boxer briefs
I was like,
It is like I do not exist.
When I am at home
in an armchair
when my mouth is full of food
or dong
when I pull a well-worn dollar bill
from my Genuine Leather wallet
wherever there are books,
websites, weirdos, women,
or dullards — or ducks, really: ducks
make me feel this way —
whenever I watch a drug dealer
teem w/ existential angst
on TV
I want to be a drug dealer and
it is like I do not exist.

When Joey Votto
wants to break a bat but does not
when Joey Votto curses himself —
in high socks, no less! —
when I noticed the elastic of knee-high knickers
at Joey Votto’s knees
when I closed my eyes
and saw nothing but Joey Votto’s
hairline it is like
I do exist,
am alive, am a part of everything
that there is
to be a part of
which is only one thing:
this world of shit
w/o which nothing would exist.

Would that Joey Votto will want to break a bat
at those moments
when I wonder
if there is life on other planets
for I am not large,

cannot get past
this earth.



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douglaslreed
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douglaslreed

Brilliant.

Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker

agreed. fairly speechless at the awesomeness of this. The poems category of notgraphs is perpetually underrated.

douglaslreed
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douglaslreed

in high socks, no less! –

hmk
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hmk

notgraphs is like the onion of baseball

Tim
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Tim

It makes me cry.

Failedstate
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Failedstate

And doesn’t work well as a sexual lubricant

Dave
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Dave

You must be using it wrong.

MonkeyEpoxy
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MonkeyEpoxy

>when my mouth is full of dong

SteveBarnett
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SteveBarnett

Beautiful

Nav
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Once again, you have brought me to tears, RJB.

MacMariner
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MacMariner

Well that was bloody awesome. I love baseball.

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