Strange Rain


Lightning strikes the picnic races.


Strange rain falls on sunburnt faces.


A horse stampedes against the storm.


A mob of grinning punters swarm


towards the bookies in the stands…


who cough up coin with jealous hands.



Source: Wikimedia Commons



This poem appears in Strange Game in a Strange Land, a volume of short sports-themed poems (mainly footy) forthcoming from Wilkinson Publishing.



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About Damian Balassone

Damian Balassone is a failed half-forward flanker who writes poetry. He is the author of 'Strange Game in a Strange Land'.

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