The concussion of a ball on lonely asphalt
and the jangle of the basket above
An elongated play under the depreciated sky
A boy vanishing into the court
His crispest twists and deliveries
unseen by any teammate
And no rebound
Andy Oram is a writer and editor at O'Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher and technology information provider. His editorial projects have ranged from a legal guide covering intellectual property to a graphic novel about teenage hackers. Print publications where his work has appeared include The Economist, the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, and Vanguardia Dossier. He has lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area for more than 30 years. His poems have been published in Ají, Arlington Literary Journal, DASH, Genre: Urban Arts, Offcourse, and Panoply.