Small Margins

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Losing by small margins is somehow worse
than a genuine, well- deserved thrashing;
that shot that stung the crossbar,
that corner sailing just wide
and that penalty. Palmed into the net.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 That one-handed reflex-save, in another
game could have been a match-winner. But
tonight just the difference between 2-0
and 3-0. String of one-on-ones thwarted
in another context seep quality, here futility
reigns. The small margin

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 between a small margin and
humiliation? I don’t know.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/small-margins/