Me as Jairzhino Down By the Schoolyard

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Me football shirt a sort of off-yellow
“Trapped in the wash with a duster”
Me mam said
Should’ve been white for England
Those days I was faster than Martin Peters
And Peter Barnes
But in the right light
With imagination
I could be Jair for Brazil
On fire with goals
In me yellow shirt
A sort of gold.


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