the rainbow’s arch

 

 

how to stay warm –
the game opens
with more tackles than kicks

 

break in the clouds
play gets switched
to the sunny side

 

burst of sunshine
a tangle of shadows
around the ball

 

changing conditions
the ruckman
does the roving

 

icy wind and rain an Irishman prepares to enter the fray

 

sun, moon and rainbow Dawes misses the lot

 

in the winter sun
and now the rain
confusing decisions

 

rain stops
magpies go back
to kicking goals

 

under the rainbow’s arch
the importance of winning
vanishes

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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