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Out of Breath

Jackie Allaire McDonald, Guest Writer

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Not unlike his high school baseball career

During which he surely stood, gasping for air,

Just after winning states.

Lungs straining in his hospice bed,

I remind myself of his football team,

For which he must have crossed some finish line,

His celebration marked by this –

The battle for air, a sign of victory.

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Kennebunk High School's quarterly magazine
Out of Breath