blood and innards

It was midsummer this week in Sweden. Haiku Bob spent the weekend at the family’s summer house north of Stockholm on an island called Vätö. Beautiful spot. Went on a fishing expedition while the Pies and Swans slugged it out. The Pies got the points and we brought home the herring (about 60 0f them!)

 

 

fish not biting –

points fill the space

between goals

 

a herring nears the surface —

Daisy leaps

above the pack

 

thick cloud cover Toovey all over his man

 

changing sides

in the fishing boat —

our kicking gets worse

 

not so much as a twitch – Cloke gun barrel straight

 

dwindling light —

our lead

almost gone

 

fishing ‘in the dark’ —

imaginary goals

get us home

 

blood and innards

on the empty hook —

we get away with a win

 

final scores

texted through —

the water calms

 

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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