Haiku Bob- Round 20: breaking up

waxing moon
a narrow defeat
looms large




on again off again
just like us we hit the front
and fall behind




discussing divorce
our early lead




clouds breaking up
our makeshift back six




last gasp defeat
I remember the sound
of my bones breaking




a miraculous comeback
falls short, my daughter asks
what’s an atheist?




love and hate
tattooed on the outcome
of the final siren


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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. huge.

    go well HB.

  2. Loved this, HB.
    Look after yourself.

  3. thanks eg,
    all good smokie.
    it’s a grind but I’ll get through.

  4. Jim Kesselschmidt says

    Loved the poem as always.

    Take care HB

  5. DBalassone says

    Superb work HB.


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