Bjorn requests our haibun/haiku feature sports
this week. Oh my, sad tale to tell.
Submitted to dVerse
June 12, 2017
My city is most noted for being home to the internationally known 500 Mile Race. During the month of May we’re a mecca for racing aficionados, and in excess of 300,000 people attend the race itself. In addition, we have a major league football team a major league basketball team, a minor league baseball team, an ECHL ice hockey team, and the Circle City Derby Girls rollerskating team. In the midst of all this testosterone(and estrogen)-driven activity, I am an island of inertia. Everything I enjoy is sedentary…BUT all is not lost! I am an enthusiastic spectator. You want to talk sports? I’m your woman. You want to participate, you’re on your own. All things considered, I am, however a good sport.
Sporting days are past
But spectatorship abounds