in the backyard,
tossing a baseball to
the sky – eye blackened, tears fall in
drops of scotch trickle down the drain -
he walks outside to try,
once more, to be
Paul Ingrassia reads and writes short poetry and prose from Westchester County, New York, where his loving wife and children exhibit superhuman amounts of patience with him when he spends hours on end with his nose buried in a computer or book. He is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a passion for the works of Adelaide Crapsey and her poetic form, the American Cinquain. He also enjoys exploring prose poetry and the efforts of classic as well as modern poet’s within the genre/form. Paul’s writing has appeared online and in print in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.