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Hair singed boy-band blond,

Each of their games is a gig,

And for ninety minutes they riff.

Against Alaves, their best music proved elusive,

But soon this band will resume their finest play;

With Iniesta on drums,

Pique on trumpet,

And Busquets on bass.

Photo by Ryu Voelkel

Poetry by Musa Okwonga

Pitch Invasion 033: “The Hawk Takes Applause”


The hawk is only caught once he’s finished the hunt.

That’s the one time his image can truly be captured,

when he’s slowed down, left wing raised to celebrate his kill.

Otherwise, he’s just too swift,

A blizzard of black and yellow feathers.

Now he’s sunk his neon talons in the turf,

and as the crowd caws,

eighty thousand of them perched on a concrete branch,

he bows to them.

Photo by Ryu Voelkel

Poetry by Musa Okwonga

Pitch Invasion 032: “A Strike for Each Stripe”


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New season, same old roar,

Conquest never bores him.

Poor Werder;

they’d hoped his ambition would be no longer famished

but found his hunger undiminished,

and instead he fed on their hides,

a goal for each white stripe.

Photo by Ryu Voelkel

Poetry by Musa Okwonga

Pitch Invasion 031: “A Regular Player’s Tale”

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Ryu Voelkel

Photographer who believes sports photography is and can be sexy... dynamite.

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