by Michael Dylan Welch and Joshua Beach

First published in Prune Juice #26, November 2018, page 84. Originally written 11 July 2010 at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington.          +

        Seattle Sounders         1
        Dallas FC                     1

evening shadows—
my pregame stretch
to pass a beer                                                              Michael

        a fan halves a meatball
        after the first goal                                                Josh

red card—
garlic fries
spilled in my lap                                                           Michael

Elliott Bay breeze—
I crane my neck to find out
who’s eating chowder                                                  Josh

        cotton candy
        stuck to my flip seat                                             Michael

a player crab-walks
to keep possession—
wafting vinegar                                                            Josh