Top of the Key (Poetry)

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“Top of the Key” is a poem that uses basketball metaphors to describe the act of slam poetry.

I’m a slam poet
Didn’t even know it
The words just dance
And few are about romance

I’m shooting from 
The top of the key
Sometimes I step back 
And shoot for three

Back and forth
Up and down the floor
Too much on defense
I should be pressing the court

It’s rarely ever
Going to be nothing but net
But gotta keep the pressure on
A slam dunk could be coming

And I’m here for the rebound
And happy for the assist

~ Amelia <3

Written 6-26-2018

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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