For a keen sport
such as myself
this Saturday
was a hectic day
Firstly, with breakfast
test cricket
on the telly
India v England
live until eleven am-ish
having begun
at four am
the planet-spinning
difference
in apparent time
Premier League football
(proper football
not that
‘don’t-even-kick-a-ball-
with-their-feet-often-
so-why-do-they-
insist-on-calling-
it-football?’
American type)
with the first match
kicking off
at twelve thirty
and four other matches
throughout the afternoon
and evening
and
AND!
Six Nations rugby
kicked off with
two big games
one after
the other
in the same
afternoon
It would be difficult
to follow it all
without the aid
of modern technology
streaming
picture-in-picture
laptop, tablet
phone and
good old TV

Oh
I’m sorry

Just realised

I missed out
the word ‘watcher’
after ‘sport’

Anyway…
you would think
as there is much
in the country
and the world
to distract us from
death, disease
dodgy dealings
somebody would realise
and they’d spread all this
meaningless
and mindless
amusement
for the masses
more thinly
Perhaps
stretching it out
over a greater
length
just to
keep us
distracted
a while
longer
like I’ve
just done
with this post


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