Haiku Bob – Round 18 – laid up on the wing

Taking my lead this week, from E. regnan’s superb match report, dreaming The Drones’ magnificent track, Shark Fin Blues.




sitting in the stands

watching the rookie’s shadow





sun-drenched ‘G

Demons licking around

our ankles




the out-of-sorts captain

laid up on the wing

dying of thirst




game in the balance ~

I keep one eye

on the horizon




all young

all willing

but what were you expecting to find?




a harpoon’s shot

is short and wide

they kick the sealer




best not watch ~

they come for us goal by goal

til the whole ship sinks




6th straight loss ~

nothing but the sea and sky



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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