AFL Round 3 – Collingwood v Hawthorn (Haiku Bob): rain clouds and hawks

 

early rain sweeps the ground and Pendlebury

 

autumn gust
Reid’s knee bends
the wrong way

 

autumn afternoon
the sound of Buddy’s goal
above the ‘G

 

half-time
rain clouds and hawks
circling

 

wave after wave…
Buddy leaps over one
to make another

 

falling leaves
losing our grip
on Rioli

 

rain still falling
the back six
losing its shape

 

sunbeams poke through our ghost-like defence

 

About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a Melbourne-born resident of Sweden who spent his adolsecence in Queensland. He has also had stints in Japan and The Netherlands but calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.

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