Note: First, bravo to the newly out Derrick Gordon, the first first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball history, who’s coming out inspired the article which is the subject of this work. This is a poetic form called a snowball. Poets’ must start with a line of just one word of just one letter. The next line is a single word of two letters. The one following is a single word of three letters and so on up to, in the case of the poem, 13.
Sources: Senne, Steve. “UMass athlete comes out” Springfield Republican [Springfield] April 9, 2014: A1 (photo). E-edition.
Malone, Daniel. “UMass athlete comes out” Springfield Republican [Springfield] April 9, 2014: A1 and A-2. E-edition.