“The ball is in your court, dribble and score!”
In a soccer field with the crowd chanting, coach shouting,
With grass greener on all sides
Whites lines printed on the pitch like graffiti on the walls
With his unflinching stare piercing at me,
With a ball at his bracketed shaped feet – he is doing it – dribbling and yes that’s a shot!!
“It’s in, it’s a goal,” in his fading voice he said
I quickly dived on his back, down on the cold grass, as we celebrated the goal.
Smiles, ear to ear smiles all over our faces,
Happiness took over.