Friday

Are you a lousy goalie?



In an instant-
The crowd cheers-
Enthusiastically,
Wildly,
An impossible dream…


In that instant,
The goalie’s eyes – haunted- scream
“Betrayal!”
The player’s mouth drops open,
The fog clears,


and I stare at the ‘unbelievable’ scene in front of me.


The player scored
Unintentionally
against his own team.


The score -
2
to
ZerO.
A little while later, I sat down and mentally rewinded the scene in my mind (the game being ‘a friendly game’ between Egypt vs. Qatar). No, no, I decided; it most definitely wasn’t disgust or horror that I felt at the ‘fateful goal’. Read More