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The Chiropractor

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Early rays
form car-park shadows
for our pre-shift game.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The chiropractor
floats balls onto roof tiles,
lets them descend

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 for diagnosis.
You’re Sheringham, I’m Shilton
diving on windscreens.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When you scissor-kick
into our chemical waste,
where are you aching?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 when you Rabona
into empty loading bays

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 When you rainbow flick,
lose the ball on our flat roof…

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 When you emigrate,
calmly escape our country,
what will you miss?

Car parks our underrated venues for football, and if you happen to arrive at the chiropractor’s prior to opening time and they suggest a fun diagnostic kick-about which leads to general conversation then so much the better.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-chiropractor/