Wednesday, October 7, 2015


My dad was a Sooner fan
I am too
The first vanity plate I remember
was his, RU4OU2?
Every Saturday this time of year
he would light a candle
in an OU tin, right at kick-off
We cheered at first and touchdowns
He would pay attention to
the wick, the flame, their efflux 
By halftime he would know
how it would end
He was cursed with superstition 
He taught me what IOU means
He thought the sooner the better
I thought you can never know
how it will end
until it is over, I still do

1 comment:

Austin Brightop said...

Love this.. it's beautiful.

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