Last Day

It is the day after
the last red ball
and rain has found
the indentations
made by the size
eleven landings –
those measured
imprints on grass
which were placed
half a dozen times
in the hunt for another
man’s number –
And another summer
is ticked off
and recorded inside
the scorer’s book.

U-11 Cricket

Talk of H.M. the Queen
in the cricket pavilion,
of immigration controls
and of ‘darkie millions’,

‘C*nts can’t speak English,
they take our jobs’,
as the under-elevens
are wicket-robbed:

They teach the youth well
to play the bat straight,
to detest Johnny Foreigner,
because ‘whites are great’.