The Game in the Rain on the Moon

William is the First Bass Man,
Hamid holds down the battery with those
solid sticks. The trumpet covers the infield, the
sax plays plays out -way out. Eri Yamamoto plays
home plate like a prepared piano. And Miss Conquest
sings the new National Anthem from the mound, pitching
a stitched hit that strikes through this perfect diamond. Are we
in Wriggling Field? Are we at the Now Palace? Jazz is America’s
Pastime that obliterates the past and slows down the time so that
when “Jesus comes to town”, he sits in the bleachers and is blessed.