My family went bowling over the holidays,
the four cousins and two aunts and two uncles together.
I am a bad bowler. I used to be better, but something happened.
I watched my niece nonchalantly throw the ball at the pins which then fell down.
My dreaded turn came over and over.
I carefully aligned myself with the little brown arrows in my lane,
then watched the ball wobble toward the pins.
A few pins fell down, if I was lucky.
My score for the first game was embarrassing. (Up on the screen with my face!)
“How do you do that? ” I asked my niece. She made it look so easy.
“I look at the pins and throw the ball at them.” she replied with a puzzled look.
FLOWER had been focusing on the floor.
I only looked at the pins after I let go of the ball, when it was too late to matter.
My scores began to climb because I started looking at the target.
Keep your eye on the pins and throw the ball at them.
Why didn’t I think of that?