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Into the Side Netting

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The lines, angles and shapes are wrong. Which
algal bloom will form when the ground has gone –
sunk or deserted – while for now Peru find time
left them, talent still potent, reminiscing
about far post chances, a faulty connection
into the side netting?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A stray Time Out deep in the boot bag –
no substitute for better grains –
forms afterthoughts of wholesome sustenance
as a temporary breakfast lifeline, sugar hypo-
thesis shows how skill falls to the unforeseen
like sublime seasonal post orchestration

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 when addresses are miswritten,
omitted bunkers on the Lego architect’s plan,
misattribution of cylinders
you awoke to find on the lawn
and a sense of having failed by 7:30 a.m.
such are the new tasks to perform.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Peru did nothing but find careful design
left them just the wrong side.

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Notes

Always seems sad for teams to go out after only 2 games, particularly in the case of Peru who couldn’t quite convert their skilful play into goals.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/into-the-side-netting/