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2019.08.11 – Summer Haiku: Barber Shop Bald

Steamed towel. Sweat pores. Graceful straight razor, aftershave. Stiff spined, I howl.

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2019.08.09 – Summer Haiku: Screaming Mansions, Hidden Tents

Mansions scream out. Tents hide beneath the canopy. Light rails dart above.

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World Cup Haikus: Champion #7

Match Day 25 Antoine Griezmann is a #19. He holds the ball up like a hulking #9 and playmakes between the lines like a #10. Shot out to IBWM on the background.  

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World Cup Haikus: I’ll Miss…

Match Day 24 I already miss my first sips of coffee at kickoff with Jorge Perez-Navarro yelling “It’s soooccccer timeeeeeeee.” I already miss William Carvalho trotting around Portugal’s midfield with a Ballon d’Or worthy stache’ And I already miss Saturday morning pickup soccer. When the World Cup hums on in the background of our lives, we […]

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World Cup Haikus: Majestic Modrić

Match Day 23 Impossible to not write a poem about The Legend of Modrić. Also, Luka could pass for a real life Link.

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World Cup Haikus: Prince Kylian

Match Day 22 That no look, dragback, backheel, roll, flick, thing… OMG Mbappé 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GjCvhdxyH9 — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 10, 2018  

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World Cup Haikus: Pubbin’

Match Day 21 Only during a World Cup quarter-final can a bunch of drunk strangers in a pub turn into family. Wait, no. They’re still drunk strangers. Gotta feel for Russian Brazilian thoroughbred colt Mário Fernandes. My man has to be right back of the tourney.  

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World Cup Haikus: Roberto’s Redemption

Match Day 20 He left Raja home. Started Chadli and Fellaini. Finished Brazil and reached the semifinals. Ok. Bobby is not Pep Guardiola, but he is guiding Belgium through a memorable summer. Respect due.

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World Cup Haikus: Broken Curses

    Match Day 19   What England is this? Jamie Vardy sprinting around in extra time, poppin’ his bubble gum? Confidence.        

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World Cup Haikus: Bits and Pieces

    Match Day 18 I’ve been watching this World Cup in chunks. It’s been a mix of late lunch break treadmill jogs, hijacking my brother in-law’s DVR and refreshing ESPN on my phone until the data plan exploded. I long for summer days, free from responsibility where my mornings and late afternoons were planned […]