Keep from falling – dribble, shot, score, and pet
burro bareback balancing act barrage
straw, nips, opponate, and manuer dodge
played to support returned Vietnam Vet
Minor distraction moment to forget
comical efforts – the ball to dislodge
Keep from falling.

Emotional healing ousting regret
unlikely combinations rare hodge-podge
belonging and winning – again in charge
a way to say thanks, repaying our debt.
keep from falling.