Sandra Marchetti

Being a Cub Fan

How many
of my life
have I spent
with hands
hoping for one
to go out.



          for the left-handed pitcher

He pointed
to me
and said:
a veteran
who might
have a little
magic left.


The ’98
are still
the best
team I’ve
ever seen.

Don’t you
know how
easy it is
to fault
the one
you love?

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays, including Heart Radicals (About Editions, 2018), Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016), A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014), and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears widely in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest Review, River Styx, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Whiskey Island, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Pleiades, and other venues. Sandy earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and now serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area.  

Sandra Marchetti at Poets & Writers

Review of Confluence at The Rumpus

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