Vol. 3, No. 1: Rainbow Curve photo

Old Boys’ RugbyJack B. Bedell

No matter how your knees ache,

or how many times the forwards


have told you to keep it

tight, there’s always that moment


every game when the pass hits your hands

and your eyes find yards and yards


of space behind the other team’s pack

and the breeze is right there with you


pushing everything down the pitch

and begging you, just one more time,


to kick the ball towards all that open grass

and chase it like life’s still a downhill game.