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A young man and his girl friend
Playing pool.
The man sets up his shot.
The girl sneaks behind him
And swats his cue.
The girl giggles and turns away.
The man chuckles.
The cue slides forward
And the shot the man intended
Is made.
The ball sinks into the pocket
And the man calls to the girl.
I was expecting disruption.
I was expecting anger.
I guess if you've got enough grace
There are no disruptions,
Just play
Layered on more play.

8 July 2002

by Bill Cattey