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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?

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Notes

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/