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Injury

her teammate tipped the ball to her and she grabbed it fast
dribbling up the court she looked to pass
everyone was behind her except three defenders
she kept dribbling forward because they were contenders
as the basket approached she went to lay it up,
but when she came down she knew something was up
she landed wrong on a girls leg
twisted her ankle so bad in pain
she looked up though to see if the ball went in
it softly touched the backboard and into the rim
she tried to get up but could barely even stand
her coach told her teammates to give her a hand
on the bench she sat there in agony
wondering, “Is this the end of me?”

-- Dakota V., 9th-12th Grade