Sunset Soccer

Fall football.

Sunset Soccer

Sunset soccer, Fall football
No one notices at all
Light that fades at close of day
In that group of boys at play

Breathless with their motion’s heat –
Focus on the game, complete –
Heart and mind and strength and will
Sunset soccer
Time
Stands
Still

Ode to the World Cup

The World Cup

Association football was
Invented by some men
Determined to make sure that I
Will find no peace again

I suffer through each pass and shot
Exhausted, and used up;
Instead of what it’s called, it should
Be called the Worried Cup

But I’ll be back until the end
And each quadrennial year
Association football
Is my opiate, I fear