AFL Finals – Week 1 – Haiku Bob – riding the roar


September –
Collingwood’s defeat
has the run of the house



afternoon stillness
the absent drift and pause
of Pendlebury



seconds later
Presti arrives
punching air



in nearby worlds forwards who kick goals



sun and cloud
we hit the front



day begins to shrink –
if not for his mistakes
Tarkyn might completely disappear



fattening moon –
Didak sizes up all options
gets caught



another finals flop –
riding the roar of the crowd
into the gloom



father’s day –
working on taking this loss
like a man

About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a peripatetic haiku poet who calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.

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