Drew, Age 10
West Sand Lake Elementary
Inspired by Walter Dean Myers’ Lawrence Hamm, 19 Student Athlete.
It’s more than ball the ball dribbling
Down the court one step behind you
Loud as a super loud boar through time
Hoop so high, higher and the ball jammed in the wall.
Ego soar, all this an moves so fresh that makes my
My opponents fall. I own the sacred court. This holy space
This sacred court. These painted hoops The kiss of the ball
On the back board. These passes The feel of sweat and pain Cal me numher 51 on the court. Gone! From your hands
51 is my name and Slam! In this sweet universe of ball I play, I play.