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
briefly

 

 

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 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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