Summer’s End Part 3 of 5

One More Day

by Andrew Viertel

Spring’s hope long forgotten

Everyday more men fall, succumbing to the inevitable autumn chill

But some remain, playing, nay fighting tooth and nail for survival

Pushing to the limit bodies battered and bruised by the long campaign

Leaving everything on the diamond

In desperate flight from crackling fires and silent snow-shrouded stadia

They fight for glory, to own the diamond, but they also fight to stay alive

Trading rest and comfort for pain and fatigue

Desperately seeking that finite fleeting treasure:

One more day of summer.

About Andrew

I'm a Christian, American, liberal, geeky, thoughtful, Northwest-transplanted Angeleno husband, father, and pundit who writes about anything he can think of.
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