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Please join us for our next game of Bocce
no experience and no equipment required!
THE HEART, LIKE A BOCCE BALL
by Luke Johnson
The jack sits low in the grass. We’re dead drunk,
cannonballing across the lawn, gouging
handful divots, each of us still nursing
a tumbler of scotch brought home from the wake.
We sons and brothers and cousins. I spin
my ice and let that black-tie loosening
buzz swarm. The others choose the sky, looping
pop-flies that swirl with backspin, an earthen
thud answering grunts while the soft dirt caves.
I bowl instead, slow-ride hidden ridges—
the swells buried beneath the grass—carving
a curve, a line from start to stop, finish.
The heart, like a bocce ball, is fist-sized
and firm; ours clunk together, then divide.
Registration is required!
Please click the "Register Now" button located at the top of this page. You will receive an email reminder early on the morning of each Bocce game. Should you need assistance registering, please call 401-441-5240, and a service coordinator will lend a hand.
The Village Common relies on donations to offer our programs. This event is free to attend, but we thank you for any contributions you choose to give. Click on this button to donate.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Courts are located at Dexter Training Ground, Providence, on Parade St. side, opposite Oak St.
Golden Picnics, Parade St
Providence, RI 02909
Anne W Connor
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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