MITCHELL METZ writes only because he never made it to the pros. His wife likes to remind him “you never even came close.” A former All-Ivy football player, Metz is now the primary caregiver for his four young children. He writes in his largely hypothetical free time. His work has appeared widely, including such venues as Southern Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, The Underwood Review, Pearl, Redivider, and Mudfish. His wife thinks he should put together a collection right after he fixes the screen door. This is his second appearance in The Adirondack Review.