Round 18 – Haiku Bob – thin ice

 

deep winter

officially now

in a slump

 

cold winter dusk

the spark in the midfield

gone

 

winter clouds

in their huddles

players and gulls

 

squeezing between

two dead branches

Dangerfield

 

thin ice

we grab the lead

for less than a minute

 

bats circling

the losing run

continues

 

crescent moon

our finals hopes

hang by a thread

 

contemplating the loss

my reflection

in the hearse

 

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. Do you think we could apologize to Chris Dawes and Heath Shaw and maybe Dids and ask them to come home? Perhaps Maxie could ‘un-retire’ and just stand at centre half back to organize the young boys in defense; he wouldn’t need to run or anything.

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