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Constellations of the Southern Cross

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In gambler’s gold and green,
Jesus watches over Melbourne

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Reflecting every flag
in kaleidoscopic installations,
Jesus stands for selfies
with outstretched arms

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 co-opted by Millwall fans
as the benign swagger
of a New Cross casual.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 In Italy’s azure, promoting a channel
from some magician’s
place of levitation

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Jesus watches from the heights
he didn’t choose on Earth

Each stanza refers to a specific way in which the statue of Christ the Redeemer has been used in connection to the World Cup

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/constellations-of-the-southern-cross/