Playing Soccer

   is like

never hitting pause

on your favorite ninety-minute movie

but futsal is like 

fast forward

for forty

supercharged minutes.


Game one

zips by

like a pronghorn antelope

fast and furious,

and just when we wind

the corner to a record oalie

thirteen-goal shutout


our goalie

goes down

with a,

            get this,

broken pinkie