Anjali Jain

Dr. Becker it was
who said
it was important
to be able to enjoy a baseball game
that that
was life still
with enough
life worth holding onto,

Never mind the tubes
for breathing
etc., etc.
Never mind
not being able to get up
or down
or talk or read or walk
or make sense of things
whether or not
they make sense
at all—
at all.

Just the arc
the white line you draw with your eyes
white against night
chalk against a chalkboard
and the roar that thunders
that you can feel with the soles of your feet
rumbling trembles
up your legs
to your chest
you feel
like you are there,
really there.