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Quidditch Night


Quidditch in spring shorts,

Skid your knees off somersaults.


Zeppelin commentators enraged

By the home team’s folly.


Mascots quarrel

Before being disbanded

In the streets.


Fans stand

On their heads,

Causing a disruption


Protesting all the interruptions.

Umpires call the game,

Cancel each other out.


Let the show maneuver on.

Samuel Strathman is a poet, author, educator, and the founder/editor-in-chief of Floodlight Editions. Some of his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Morepork Press, Madness Muse Press, Your Dream Journal, and elsewhere. His debut chapbook "In Flocks of Three to Five" was published by Anstruther Press (2020). His second chapbook, "The Incubus" was published by Roaring Junior Press (2020). He lives in Toronto, Ontario.


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