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Saturday, Sundays and Sour Grapes

From the moment it was announced that Jeff Saturday would serve as the interim coach of the Colts, everyone – and I mean EVERYONE – in the media has been on his case.  “It’s a travesty.”  “It makes a mockery of the coaching profession.”  “It disrespects all the guys that have worked for decades to rise above and be considered for a head coaching job.”  Popycock.  What a bunch of whiners and complainers and sore losers.  I have two simple questions for you:

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Broken, Won’t Back Down

Doom’d humpback,
Mighty Moon
Lone traveller
British Columbia to Maui,
Pure grit!

Stuff brimming,
Wretch’d hurrying vessel
Smash’d her spine,
Five thousand
Agonising kilometres,
Three months
All strength!

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Ransacking Snow-Making Aussie Church

Glorious Victorian Alps
‘O Mount Stirling,
Thank thee
Snow gums,
Ageless secrets
Revealed,
Numen!

Currawong calls
Cockatoo gangs
Elegant flaming robins
(My BFFs!),
Spring snow gum flushing
Regal red ribbons
Burly broad-leafed ascenders,
The High Country keepers!

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All Hail Blue Monarchs!

Breathtaking thirty-four metres
Mesmerising one hundred-ninety
Gloried tonnes!
Regal baleen whales,
Largest-ever living
Acoustic map reading
Venerable beaming kinsfolk,
Hat tip powerhouse krill,
Blue whale stokers!

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