Poems of the Week

Sport as Metaphor

by Dan Campion

He’s elbowed Rod, he’s kneeing Jeff,
He’s whispering with Vlad.
He’s staring down his coach, the ref,
The sports reporters. Sad!

He used to dribble, rebound, pass,
And shoot within his range.
Now way outside it, he’s an ass
His own teammates think strange.

It’s time to trade this guy, for sure.
Which franchise, though, would take him?
And then, who’ll keep the game astir
When gods of Sport forsake him?