MonHaibun: Girls with Drumsticks

girls-at-fall-out-boy-april-2009-denverMy friend’s son is learning to play the drums, and the drummers in the 4 bands were male.

Tattooed.

But it was the girls carrying sticks I noticed, skidding along the edges of the crowd, holding hands, dragging each other down to the floor to sit and discuss—whatever could be shouted over the wall of sound.

A girl catching what a man throws—
Is that love, or baseball?