Pro Soccer

Once came a youthful hero
     who could kick a ball
     straight through a brick wall.

Drafted then, paid to deliver
     that ball through other people –
     their bellies, their heads.

Ruddy god among ball kickers
     divine piston legs
     indifferent to defenses.

Ball blockers, ball stoppers world-wide
     soon refused to play for they
     wished not for chests with gaping holes.

Still, they were paid handsomely
     to stand hard and die holey.
     Sport often makes no sense.

Pro Soccer

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