Lost, my ball in the crossflow winds.
Collapse the tactics board
now there’s only Route One.
Let’s see where it falls.
Hope the van won’t topple outside
old Brentford dock, buffered
by all those tower blocks
we watch from the Chiswick Flyover.
We like to keep it on the floor
but modern pro zone analytics
need long range Met Office support
to tell us how to run, the heat map,
the line of lost intent, tackles
never made, runs of pointlessness,
passing brilliance. A lost game
in crossflow winds over ‘Fly KLM.’