Title: Beyond the Pale

Author: Geoff Cochrane

In: Sport 23: Spring 1999

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 1999

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 23: Spring 1999

Beyond the Pale

page 170

Beyond the Pale

Your face is broad,
familiar as light.
You're altogether
blonde-maned and modern.

Defied, I dream
an African surrender
(envenomed arrows,
spears and penis-sheaths),
the anxious gut-to-gut
of darkest betrothal.