This is the beginning.

My back and forth winning
Extended breathing
Broken bat triple.
I’m running and sliding
And my mind is unglued
Aged like fine wine.
Survived on this island
Drove the finish line
Set the pace
While others fell behind.
Rocking this shit
Like a video game
Working on myself
Just the same
Remaining sane
And high octane
While breathing new life
The city again.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly.