Footy in the Garage – Dominic Howell

the space with the ball

My name is Dominic I’m a budding writer and journalist based in Glasgow. I wrote this poem about the experience of playing football in my garage when I was a young boy.

Footy in the Garage

The grey of the floor and the dust and the chip

the space with the ball 

the game with a hook

standing in a shell

that fatherly smell

that’s attached to the main body of the building

my space 

my games

my opposition 

in my head

And there they remain 

Until I am dead

Dominic Howell, Glasgow

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