With the tall, long-boned
frame of a basketball player

his large hands could cradle
the pocked orange orb and spring

to score a three point shot.
His sun grooved face

and big teeth, equine
and masculine,  highlight

an aw-shucks charm.  He’s self-
effacing with a wide smile and a strand

of hair falling loose and always
something to say, often

a contrarian, male
point of view.  The heart

of his being merges man
and a whisper of something else.