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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mothers Shooting Hoops with Sons
for Cynthia

by Michael Ceraolo

She has taken the perfect picture:
capturing the ball at the exact instant
her son has put it through the chainlink net
She claims to have never been athletic,
yet she is out there playing with him every day
(where one can play year-round outside
I picture her playing ball
with the beauty of her photos


  1. very beautiful, Michael, the imagery of the words and her photographs is excellent...

  2. Michael,

    I clearly remember the look on my son's face when he made the shot and afterwards when I showed him the picture. Pure joy! Thank you for capturing the moment by writing this beautiful poem. I hope it will encourage other parents to play ball with their sons and daughters.

  3. Very nice compliment to a mom! Your imagery is vivid and beautiful.