Beach Footy



He scoops the Sherrin off the sand

and spins away from me,

then kicks a monstrous torp into

the Arafura Sea.




Strange Game in a Strange Land.



This poem also appears in Strange Game in a Strange Land, a collection of short, playful poems about Australian Rules Football, which you can purchase HERE.




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About Damian Balassone

Damian Balassone is a failed half-forward flanker who writes poetry. He is the author of 'Strange Game in a Strange Land'.


  1. Kevin Densley says

    Nice one, DB!

    Ah, the quatrain is a fine thing sometimes! The “Arafura sea” line brings home the bacon.

  2. DBalassone says

    Thanks Kevin. Nothing like having a kick on the sand.

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