Joey Nicoletti

To Dave Righetti

Dear Mr. Righetti: when you threw

a no-no against the Red Sox

on the Fourth of July,
my gasp zapped in a bug lamp,

hanging from the chipped red

wooden fence in my backyard,

the booming voices of M-80’s

resounding down my potholed street.


Joey Nicoletti was born in New York City. He works in Buffalo.