Make Something: Sport

Today’s make something prompt was to invent a sport and convince others to play it with me. I spent my day teaching a business writing workshop … not exactly the perfect environment for inventing a physical, competitive game.

So this evening I’m returning to poetry, which has become my trusted canvas when other means of creative delivery seem out of reach.

Ideal Sport

co-ed teams

just five
players each

meet
in short matches

just three
five-minute periods
per game

no equipment
burdens or protects
the competitors

they need only
athleticism

balance, agility, speed

and intellect

intuition, communication, wit

contests take place
indoors or out
with or without

coaches
scoreboard
officials

no professional league
or corporate sponsor
capitalizes

on competitors
or fans

people

play
watch
train
aspire
cheer

simply because

they
enjoy
the game

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