Football and Murder

The crescent new moon

is an eerie sliver of light.

The men are spoiling for a fight

Straining against the bonds

Of normal everyday complacency

Yearning for the purity of open combat

To labor against the cord

Once broken the fury unleashed

Where we need not modulate our force

Football and murder are in the air

We crave to flex and stretch and apply

Ourselves against an opposing force

The joy of unfettered adrenaline rushes

The Id set free

The ego bursting

To act like men

Till the day be ours

And the taste of sweat and blood and heroism and righteous victory

Trump all other pleasures

If only life were just sometimes like football or murder

And we could absolutely know who won.


About circusinpurgatory
Nick Masesso Jr’s fictionalized short stories, poetry and prose have been published in the Starry Night Review, Elegant Thorn Review, Language and and Vagabond Press; the Battered Suitcase. His latest book “Armor of Innocence” and first book “Walking the Midway in Purgatory, a Journal” are available on-line and through bookstores.

2 Responses to Football and Murder

  1. James Mcfarland says:

    Very cool, nicely done. Just found in my computer JUNK file ? Glad I didn’t delete, another potent poem from Masesso’s Muse.

    • Jimmy,

      Check out this site; free book reviews.

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