Round 5 – Haiku Bob: the gauntlet


Gather Round—
the gauntlet
of Collingwood haters


foreign stadium
I follow my nose
to the urinals


settling into
the new surrounds
I give the ump a spray


defences on top
I make small talk
with the bartender


stars emerge. . .
the line between the grandstand
and the sky


they sneak within a goal—
that familiar godforsaken


final siren
voices litter
the exits



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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. Bill Wootton says

    ‘voices litter’ such an evocative and true representation of that tinkle at the end of a game.

  2. Excellent stuff, HB

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