Soccer

The gifted
The Messis and Ronaldos
In a waltz of the talus
Metacarpals and phalanges.
When the choreography
Of feet, running rings around
A ball, a few inches in diameter,
To the fleet-footed music
Of foot chemistry,
When the world is at your toes
And the love of a game makes
Paupers of an island nation
Titans and Olympians,
Stranded on two arcs,
That defies everything, including gravity
To beautify an amphitheater
With the thunder of a kick
Lightning of speed,
And silky finesse
On toes.

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Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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