(For Parry Maguire )
could there be an insurance cover
against the loss of form ?
is there a cheerlessness
like that of a beaten keeper in a cold night ?
could support(ing) be worn
like a well-cut jersey ?
shots must be fired
before they are saved
and dribbles must be planted too
before they are harvested
with little patience
a score line could be kept up
defeat is the much feared judge
that sentences without conviction
faith is as important
as the skill in the art of scoring goals
there is no loss
like that of a local derby
the pale page of Highbury is alphabeted
with questions and uncompleted goals