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Sunday Night by Sandra Marchetti | Word Riot
Poetry

October 22, 2016      

Sunday Night by Sandra Marchetti

It was packed
at Wrigley the night
Glavine won his 300th.
 
We were losing bad
to his Mets
for most of it;
 
Maybe that’s why
you didn’t want
to applaud when
 
he waved to the crowd,
relieved, Cub fans
cheering him easily.
 
Like most, I have
second favorites,
and thirds, guys
 
to root for in October.
But you wouldn’t
stand for history.

dsc_0410About the author:

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays, including Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016), Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016), A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014), and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears widely in Subtropics, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Sugar House Review, Blackbird, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Words Without Borders, Mid-American Review, Whiskey Island, and other venues. Sandy is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at Aurora University outside of her hometown of Chicago. This is her second appearance in Word Riot.

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