AFL Round 8: (FPS) Haiku Bob – gathering gloom

gathering gloom

before and after defeat
piles of dead leaves
colour my thoughts

old rivals
enter the fray –
dark clouds

all our perfect passes during the warm up

leaves twist and turn
we fall under
Judd’s spell

drifting clouds
Anthony pulls another
shot for goal

dappled light
all our short passes
too short

autumn recedes overcast skies replaced by our dreary play

flash of sun Leon adds his slant

gathering gloom
the sun can’t take this day away
soon enough

maggots –
the only thing that moves
in the dead magpie

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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