Shirts And Skins

Shirts and Skins
 
There is a game like no other.
 
Its more sophisticated 
big brother,
basketball,
 
favors those born with 
 
extra long legs,
 
coiled springs for muscles,
 
and 
 
cat-like quickness.
 
The plainer version, 
usually played 
out of the spotlight
on outdoor courts,  
is known by the uniform 
the players wear.
 
Though the two games 
are similar in many ways,
 
basketball is played 
much closer to the rim 
at a faster pace
 
than we ordinary humans 
can manage.
 
But, if the outcome of a contest
between the two were
to be determined only by 
 
grit, hustle, desire,
and
love of the game
 
lay your money down on
the
 
Shirts and Skins. 
 
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