football kwansaba #2 - Van G. Garrett / Fui Koshi

cymbal-crashed torsos and heads make music
as a chorus strikes quickly in unison
in blurred jerseys where logos wildly pounce
when bodies pivot leap stretch fall run
and rapidly collide in high-lifting surges
that crest and hit like fierce waves
felt from the field to the stand

"football kwansaba #2" is part three of our four-part series of poems on soccer. Previous installments can be viewed from our Archive page.
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