Before you give this cheap plastic trophy
the brush-off,
that the beauty in any thing
can be measured only by the joy it brings
to at least one heart.

After a pizza party with his team last night,
my six-year-old baseball stud
has carried this statue around all day,
even asking total strangers
to admire his very first,
very special,
very shiny

Based on the amount of joy
this little award has brought my boy,
it’s the most beautiful thing
I saw all day.