July 06

Camp Stone Tetherball

Abby Glogower

Boys, Boys
Boys with bruises
On their wrists
Air Jordans and tzitzis
Their crocheted yarmulkes
And their way of seeing things:
Taking a girls’ game
And claiming it for men
They define centrifugal force
The way they hit the ball
They lynch that pole
And yell “Yo mama” that and this
And bruise their wrists
The wrists that sit atop the hands
To hold
On Saturday afternoon walks.



Recently transplanted from the Midwest, Abby Glogower is a writer, musician and publicist working and leisuring in the SF Bay area. Her writing has appeared in F Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, Featherproof books and numerous homemade publications.