Go Figure by Ryan Quinn Flanagan


The major league pitcher
sported a 2-12 record
for the season
with an ERA
over 12.00.

His slider hung over the plate
his change-up tended to drift
his fastball was

He was coming off torn
rotator cuff surgery
and had twice as many walks
as strikeouts.

He’d barely made it out the first
in his last outing.

I saw on the sports ticker
that they just signed him
to a three year contract

at 6 million
a year.

well spent.

© 2019 Ryan Quinn Flanagan


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Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, BlogNostics, In Between Hangovers, The Rye Whiskey Review and The Oklahoma Review.


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