She strikes the ball like a match

By Cia Mangat

for Chioma Ubogagu                               Good God! Watch her, how she  swallows the crowd-song,                               how boldly she strikes the pitch’s borders with her                               toes, warping the white lines, the way she knows to reduce each sun                               in the stadium lights to a ball, how she kicks into the                                midst of each fiery […]