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VRL Thonger

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I'll write a poem every day, might be tiny but it'll be complete.


They're playing football the teacher said

hardly looking up from marking

as we push our bikes round the back

to the school's paved playground

the standard scuffing and shouts

Over here! Pass it! and Shoot!

the clichéd scene beyond the net

mixes up with skittering and screams

bouncing manes and bare legs

three tall girls intent on possession

hustling the ball, barging it off

some little lad, a short keepy-uppy

two snappy passes and a goal

victory lap and high-fives

fake pearls and bracelets leaping

glitter makeup still intact

 – I salute girls doing what they like

exactly how they like it

and mourn a short while too:

three 'borrowed' pairs

of my best fuck-me shoes,

a little worse for wear.

Day 32 Games 2001

Footie in high heels; because fashion.