Number forty-seven…

He’s built low to the ground, like a bulldozer meant to be heavy

and strong, number forty-seven plays almost every down

on both sides of the ball like the good-old-days and even when

you see him coming, there’s no beating him to the spot;


he’s not going pro… there is no ‘pro’ for players like him

but that’s not why he’s an elementary ed major,

it’s not a back-up plan, it’s what he says he was born to do

because he’s the kind of hero 7 year-olds need and want,

but today he’s carrying his team on his low-to-the-ground

back to another victory getting ready to tell stories one day

about his glory days…