Haiku Bob Round 2: waiting for the moon

warm up –
Leon practices kicking
opportunistic goals

my entire life
coming here not knowing
what will happen

waiting for the moon –
we can’t get it out
of the middle

daylight savings ends –
Collingwood whittles away
the light

approaching dusk…
the moment between
winning and losing

shades of pink
in the ghost gum –
Josh faces the dying light

my life in the balance Leon makes it a one-point game

after I’m done
rationalizing the loss
we win

last gasp win beer stains no regrets

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.


  1. HB – magnificent. What a heart stopping finish.

  2. Geoff Sinclair says

    Brilliant, incisive poetry. Keep it coming.
    So often extreme emotion triggers such majestic simplicity.

  3. haiku bob says

    thanks for the kind words chaps.

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