Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Triumph of Human Error

A close play at the plate
but the umpire called him out
A review immediately revealed
the catcher missed the tag
Mariners make the challenge
A minute or so goes by
Seattle to New York
New York to Seattle
The umpire hears
the call from abroad
and waves safe to a roar
of the crowd marveling
at how our technology
can reveal the world in truth
But wait, what's this?
The judge waved wrong
The remote booth
from across the country
had missed the call, too
The judge misjudged
and the whole concept
of the aching desire
for justice is foiled
and the world
gone shit in a hand bag
does a devilish dance