Playing a Blinder

SHE DID IT! Ditched her losing streak, and scored
a stunning win. The tabloid headlines scream
that Corbyn’s Crushed, Boris is Back on Board
and Tories are again the champion team.

So, what defines her quality, her class?
It’s not the dribble, or deceptive sway
that stops defenders dead; the stylish pass
that splits opponents, helps her side to play.
It’s not the shot that stings the keeper’s hands
from forty yards; the tackle like a rock
that fires the fans. She’s deaf to every call.
There at the corner flag the captain stands
counting the dying seconds on the clock:
nobody else is going to get this ball.