Shirts And Skins

Shirts and Skins
There is a game like no other.
Its more sophisticated 
big brother,
favors those born with 
extra long legs,
coiled springs for muscles,
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,
love of the game
lay your money down on
Shirts and Skins. 
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