Round 11 – Haiku Bob: the dithering

 

no goal for an hour the dog yawns in my face

 

like living statues
but paid more —
our football team

 

don’t look like scoring —
gaps between branches
larger today

 

half-time
feeling
my age

 

almost winter —
the sun groans on the dithering
in our backline

 

false positive —
they say we coulda
shoulda won

 

virus spreads —
this latest defeat
in every room of the house

 

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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.

Comments

  1. Colin Ritchie says

    One of your best HB IMHO!

  2. haiku bob says

    Thanks Col.
    Glad you enjoyed it.
    There was plenty of fodder on offer.

    HB.

  3. Amazed at how you maintain the rage HB. Win or lose I can’t get too wrapped up in AFL. Are those feelings you have or feelings you feel you should/used to have?

  4. haiku bob says

    Great question Peter.

    A short response:

    Over the years, memory has been liberally used in these ‘match reports’ – an inescapable reality of living overseas until 2018. Up until then I wasn’t exactly writing blind, but ‘feelings’ were borrowed to some extent, no question. Still are.

    The match reports have evolved. These days I tend to focus more on technique. I am less ‘wrapped up’ in footy than I am in ‘maintaining the rage’ with haiku. Maybe the outcome is the same.

    You might have noticed that I no longer do these every week. As you suggest, I am less invested these days. I’d like to think this has less to do with our dwindling win/loss ratio than it does with some degree of footy fatigue. Sometimes I worry that I am repeating myself. I do try to avoid that. And going through the motions.

    HB.

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