Round 21 – Haiku Bob: cooling pies

first magnolias
the bad news
can wait


cooling pies saving ourselves for later


late season slump
the pick-up pills
not working


cold snap
the sudden fragility
of our defence


Hawks smashing us . . .
trying to distance myself
from my old self


night chill —
next to the injured player
another injured player


to the exit
I’m an old man now


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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. Excellent HB. My view was a little more upbeat. Carn the Hawks!

  2. Ian Hauser says

    Surely ‘that C word’ isn’t coming into play already, is it?

  3. ‘trying to distance myself / from my old self”
    A wonderful line, HB.

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