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Astro Storm

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 No fences are broken here
where none exist
in a suburb of Copenhagen
where Astro-turfs open to everyone.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 No paradise, these gardens,
and such high winds that goalposts
lifted, moved with the stones
that pelted us in the storm.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Polystyrene was everywhere for a reason
I’ve forgotten how to fathom.
Metres walked with nonchalance became
markers of attrition with the wind.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 This progress, slow as a four-year-old
with teeth sinking into a jumper,
carried to provisional sanctuary of offices.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Just a strip of land, here,
which no-one trashes. No litter
our Minerva ball unstolen.

The epicentre of the October 2013 storms was Copenhagen. I went to a free football facility with my son and the ferocity of the storm was like nothing ever seen before.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/astro-storm/