John Kingsmill’s Footy Diary

Friday night

Geelong had to win tonight
and they did. But they made
such a sluggish task of it.
The Dogs are no force this year;

they’re no easybeats. They’re
not shirking. But they’re skinny
up forward. They’re one tower
short in their castle. Each goal

they kick demands a sacrifice
from the village. Each forward
movement is tense. We wait
for the unravel. Tonight, many

balls found a way to their river.
They were a better team beaten
by the premiers who, right now,
have lost their golden touch.


  1. Beautifully put. “Each goal they kick demands a sacrifice from the village.” Love it

  2. John Kingsmill says

    Thanks, John C. I appreciate you taking time to write that.

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