Requiem – The last posts

Footy’s over, and it’s reflection time for Paul Bateman as he watches the goal posts being removed from the ground and laid to rest; until next season.

The centre circle

The centre circle, where Paul stands among long shadows and watches the sky grow dark. Where his breathing slows, and his fingers freeze. Where his soul arrives without a sound and settles at his feet, and he knows he is home again. That’s what football does to you.