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World Cup haiku (USA-Ghana)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Night game:
every player in the crosshairs
of his own four shadows

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3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Even when he floats,
landing is just as hard:
slow-motion replay

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5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Back and forth
from head to head to head–;
& the ball makes four

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7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Behind the prone body,
the perimeter ads
all turn over

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9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Hand on his solar plexus
where a foot connected,
he jogs upfield

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11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Waving the flag
of their just-beaten team–
“We’re on TV!”

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13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Six hours later
I go outside to see it,
that African moon

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/world-cup-haiku-usa-ghana/