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A Minute’s Silence

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Across the ground, a pause
as still as the years that follow.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Matchday chat falls to the pit where
lost apple pips lie – feel them

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 stretch into this emptiness, burst into
boughs, touch all sides

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 of this amphitheatre struck dumb.
A crowded silence can seem so

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 deathless. Watch the whistle rise,
embrace the explosion.

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Notes

Poem first published in That Lone Ship (Parthian Books, 2018).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-minutes-silence-2/