fourth round exit

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 two nil down
gleefully my daughter
tallies the swearwords

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 halfway to the car park the away end’s noise

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 out of the cup
yet all the way home
she sings blue moon



Haiku sequence originally published in Blithe Spirit 25.2, May 2015. Written after taking my daughter to her debut match: Man City v Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. We may have lost, but a new City fan was born that day, so a victory of sorts.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/fourth-round-exit/