Ode to Soccer

Soccer

How to say thank you for this moment:
my girl, studiously rapt and proud to see
women contending on World Cup turf. And
never mind scandals — she is dreaming.

My girl: studiously rapt and proud to see
this image of unapologetic female strength
(never mind scandals). She is dreaming,
an adolescent trying on aspirations in cleats.

This image of unapologetic female strength:
women contending on World Cup turf and
an adolescent trying on aspirations in cleats.
How to say thank you for this moment?

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a poor pantoum, with enthusiasm for soccer not limited by poetic form; posted with my daughter’s consent and an old picture

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