Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Sports Hall/Xerox

The Sports Hall
The report card said – behind the façade of nonchalance
lacks aggression
Now the handwriting takes shape
the spidery scrawl
on doctor’s prescription pink paper

In the sports hall
tramlines and semi-circles
demarcate seemingly significant boundaries 

lose yourself in thought while apparently taking part is the key

the light is far from natural
the heel traps the ball
and you know what’s coming
next

Xerox

It could be an ordinary moment like this one
the zooming down a corridor my brain already
four flights below wishing my body 
would hurry up. When we finally 
meet it is to worship at the shrine of Xerox

4 comments:

  1. Yes... Xerox... prayers (curses as well at jam times).

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    1. Thank you, Red. Yes, those jams that always happen when you least need it.

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  2. I love this. Having spent much of my life in "light far from natural", I can appreciate the Xerox references. Great write, Jonathan! xo

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