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A hook shot kisses the rim and
hangs there, helplessly, but doesn't drop

and for once our gangly starting center
boxes out his man and times his jump

perfectly, gathering the orange leather
from the air like a cherished possession

(Edward Hirsch (b. 1950), U.S. poet. Fast Break (l. 1-6). . . Direction of Poetry, The; an Anthology of Rhymed and Metered Verse Written in the English Language since 1975. Robert Richman, ed. (1988) Houghton Mifflin Company.)