Like a turn of a porpoise in the Moray Firth
A svelte arc of flesh in blue and spent foam
Thierry Henry turned dribbled, led the ball on toes like gold leaf
To set alight the firmament of this Fife soil
The Dunfermline team* left like koi beached from their pool.
In the week Johan Cruyff deed, a demi-god taen
A thocht o the Barcelona an Arsenal bullet’s veesit
Pace, pooer an aw the rest o the skills;
Sumtimes the game is less important
The reality of whit cuin be fer the human frame an speerit
Runs an runs ta gang free…
* A pre-season visit to Dunfermline Athletic Football Club by Arsenal.