how far away

What once was is again.
For a moment
the final seconds before
a ball
bearing into left field
glove out stretched
to touch
elation as the ball
nestles into leather
that moment is back.
what felt to be lost
is found
the ball
arching into the glove
the hand reaching in
showing the crowd the ball.
it is
ball nestled in glove
a feeling of success
a feeling of hope
even elation
showing the ball to the crowd.
what was
the ball nestling in the glove
but new
and the same.
And we can laugh again
eyes twinkling
looking at the crowd
looking at the ball
is it was again,
is again
will always be…

pieces to the puzzle I cannot find

Things change
the puzzle I’ve been working on
pieces on the floor
in the heating vent
the dishwasher
on the back porch
each unique
some growing wings,
flying off into the night
quiet small pieces
and I cannot find them.
I look, high and low but
they are
And I am left with questions
was S
once B
Did B fit S
or did they both break
shards falling to the ground
pieces lost forever.
I am confused.
My puzzle
more complex
more pieces
and a nagging doubt
two pieces
one piece
one answer?
I do not understand.
And my puzzle
now lost
resembles something I once knew.
I cannot see the edges
but the image carries a memory.
if only I could know.
if only I could see.
Was S once B.